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Care of the plant Agave victoriae-reginae or Queen Victoria agave.

Care of the plant Agave victoriae-reginae or Queen Victoria agave

The Agave genus, a subfamily of the Agavoideae, comprises some 300 species of succulent plants native to Mexico, Central America and the Southwest of the USA. Some species are: Agave victoria-reginae, Agave stricta, Agave sisalana, Agave shawii, Agave potatorum, Agave parryi, Agave parrasana, Agave macroacantha, Agave filifera, Agave bracteosa, Agave attenuata, Agave americana, Agave ferox, Agave univittataAgave lechuguilla, Agave angustifolia, Agave vilmoriniana.

Common names: Queen Victoria agave, Royal agave. This species is native to Mexico.

They are small succulent plants (less than 50 cm in diameter) and slow growing, very suitable for growing in pots. They form a very elegant rosette with dark green leaves with white striations. They die after flowering.

Agave victoria-reginae needs a very sunny exposure. They support frost if the substrate is dry.

The soil should be a mixture of leaf mulch and coarse sand with 1/4 of the garden substrate.

They need weekly watering in summer and almost zero in winter, as it remains at rest.

They are not usually attacked by pests and diseases typical of gardens.

They can be propagated from seeds that we will collect from the plant itself after flowering or by propagule (Structure that serves for the vegetative reproduction of an organism).

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Agave victoriae-reginae
Agave victoriae-reginae
Agave victoriae-reginae
 

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