American Aloe
Agave americana
 

Care advice

Watering guidelines During summer the soil should be kept moist, while during winter it just should not dry up completely.
Fertilizer suggestions Use Succulent fertilizer (e.g. N3-P6-K12).
Mist requirements Does not need misting
Light preferences Prefers full sun
Temperature preference Prefers warm summer (average around 20 °C) and very cold winter (average under 10 °C) climates.
pH range 6.1 - 7.8
Acidity preference is not very pH sensitive
Toxicity irritant

Origin

Climate desert

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Names

Other common names Century Plant, Maguey
Family Agavaceae

Characteristics

Growth form shrub
Hardiness USDA 9 (plant tolerates a minimum temperature of -7°C)
Flowering true
Flower color
  • green
  • yellow
Leaf color
  • blue