Agave: a plant for the lazy
Homeland agave is Mexico. That is why succulent is used to bright sunshine and warmth. These conditions are especially necessary for him in the period of active growth. In turn, during the rest period, agave requires dry soil and a cool temperature. However, the plant easily adapts to living in indoor conditions, where it is not always possible to provide it with an ideal environment.
A pot with an agave is best placed on a south or southeast window. On particularly hot days, try not to spray the leaves, as water droplets can become a kind of lens and cause burns. If possible, regularly take the succulent to the open air. From time to time clean the leaves of agave dust.
In summer, the plant feels comfortable at a temperature of 20-25 ° C, and in winter - about 10-12 ° C.
In the summer time to water the agave must be abundant, using warm distilled water. With the onset of winter, the supply of moisture should be reduced to two times a week.Watering succulent need to carefully and ensure that water does not fall into the outlet.
During the period of active growth, it is recommended to feed agave with special fertilizers or a full mineral complex. The procedure is carried out 1-2 times a week.
As the growth is carried out transplant. Young specimens need it every year, and more adults once every few years. Soil, you can buy ready or make your own. Well, if it consists of equal parts of sand, leaf and sod land. When transplanting, do not forget about drainage.
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