Agave pumila (large)

R300 incl. VAT

Plants for sale are approximately 8cm tall and displayed in 10cm pots.

Where it grows

The natural habitat of this plant is unknown. It was originally botanically described in 1888, but this was from a cultivated plant in Kew, at the Royal Horticultural Gardens. It may be a natural hybrid plant, with the parents being hypothesized as Agave lechuguilla and Agave victoriae-reginae.

Special features

Agave pumila is a dwarf species of Agave that retains the small, compact growth form with rounded leaves during its juvenile phase. After about 10 years, the rosette becomes more open, with sharper triangular leaves.

It only produces offsets during the juvenile phase, and remains solitary during maturity.

It is also known as Agave x pumila to indicate its possible hybrid origin.

Care guide

Agaves prefer plenty of light and should be planted under 40% shade cloth when small, but can be adjusted to stronger light when mature. Plant in a gritty, well drained soil medium that does not let their roots stay wet. Water often in spring and summer, but keep dry in winter.

Growing season

Spring and summer.



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Product FAQS

In our experience, the best time to repot a succulent is in the beginning of the growing season.

A plant with thick, fleshy tissue, designed for storing water over long periods of time.

If it's only one or two bugs, try to remove them by hand. Alternatively, spray with a pesticide or water with a systemic pesticide. We recommend RoseCare3 or RoseCarePlus, as both these are a combination pesticide and fungicide, which means they prevent insect pests and treat fungal infections.

Succulents do like fertiliser. The general rule of thumb is to fertilise in the growing season. Succulents are quite sensitive, so in our experience halving the recommended dose of general plant fertilizers works well. If it is a fertilizer formulated specifically for succulents and cacti, use the full recommended dose.

Succulents like heavy watering in the growing season, but do need to dry out between watering to avoid root rot.

No, because they are made up of mostly water, they are prone to frostbite.

It is best not to do so. This could stress the plant or burn it. Slowly introduce them by giving them a little bit more exposure each day.

It depends on the amount of sun exposure the window receives. Some succulents will be happy, but the majority will not get enough sunlight to maintain the correct shape. Alternatively, if the window receives too much light, the plant will be burned, as the window will act like a magnifying glass.

- Annelize O

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