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Care of the succulent plant Agave impressa or Bud-Printed Leaves Agave.

Care of the succulent plant Agave impressa or Bud-Printed Leaves Agave

The Agave genus, family Asparagaceae, includes about 350 species of succulent plants native to Mexico, the Southwestern United States, and Central America. Some species are: Agave impressa, Agave striataAgave guadalajaranaAgave ferdinandi-regis, Agave datylioAgave horridaAgave vilmorinianaAgave angustifoliaAgave univittataAgave lechuguilla, Agave stricta, Agave sisalana, Agave shawii, Agave potatorum, Agave parryi, Agave parrasana, Agave macroacantha, Agave filifera, Agave bracteosa, Agave attenuata, Agave americana, Agave victoria-reginae, Agave ferox.

Common name: Bud-Printed Leaves Agave. This species is native to Sinaloa, Mexico.

They are succulent plants without a stem (or a very short one) that reach 70 cm (2.29 feet) in height and sometimes produce suckers. The fleshy leaves arranged in a rosette are up to 60 cm (1.96 feet) long and have spines on the margins and at the apex; the spines produce beautiful white markings on the leaves. They produce long flower stalks up to 3 meters (9.84 feet) high with yellow flowers; after flowering the plant dies. They bloom from late winter to early spring.

They are used in rockeries, on dry and sunny slopes and in pots for patios, terraces and as indoor plants (locate next to a window). They are ideal for Mediterranean gardens.

The Agave impressa grows in full sun and semi-shade exposures. Withstands light and occasional frosts if the substrate is dry.

They grow in any well-drained soil, especially stony and sandy soil. Transplant in early spring if the pot has become too small.

They are drought resistant plants that need moderate watering in spring, summer and autumn, waiting for the substrate to dry out. In winter water once a month.

Fertilize once in spring with mineral fertilizer for cacti and succulents.

They do not need pruning.

They are plants resistant to the usual pests and diseases but sensitive to excess watering and intense frost.

They are propagated by the separation of suckers if the mother plant produces them.

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Agave impressa