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  • Blue American Agave  for Sale

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Blue American Agave

Agave americana

$53.96
$59.95 (10% Off)

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-t- Planting Mix
Blue American Agave Planting Mix

Helps your Blue American Agave get established in a fraction of the time, become more drought tolerant, and grow faster. Here's how:

Beneficial Bacteria... It's like a Probiotic for your tree... creating an explosion of fine hair roots that vastly improves nutrient and water uptake.

Course Organic Compost... loosens and improves all types of soils while promoting proper pH levels. You get better drainage and moisture retention.

Microbial Fertilizers... including Sea Kelp, Yucca, and 100 other elements proven to gently feed your tree without burning the roots.

Use 1 bag of Planting Mix for each plant ordered.


Soil Contents
$6.95
-t- Root Rocket™ Fertilizer
Root Rocket™ Transplant Fertilizer

2oz. Packet

Get your new plants off to the right start by using Root Rocket™ Transplant.

This soil amendment contains 16 strains of mycorrhizal fungi, biostimulants, beneficial bacteria and Horta-Sorb® water management gel.

Simply sprinkle the product into the planting hole adjacent to the root ball when planting.

The organisms will start to work right away supplying the roots with much needed nutrition.

The specially formulated Horta-Sorb® will reduce transplant stress and aid in water retention.

APPLICATION:
1 packet per plant

Root Rocket Fertilizer
$4.95
Add a Decorative Pot

Growing Zones: 4-7 patio / 8-11 outdoors
(hardy down to 20℉)



Growing Zones 8-11 outdoors
You are in Growing Zone: 6

Mature Height:

4-6 ft.

Mature Width:

8 - 10 ft.

Sunlight:

Full Sun, Partial Sun

Spacing:

6-10 ft.

Growth Rate:

Slow

Drought Tolerance:

Moderate

Botanical Name:

Agave americana

Does Not Ship To:

AZ

The Nation's Most Drought Tolerant Plant

Blue American Agaves first originated in dry areas of Mexico and are now becoming popular all over America, up to growing zone 8 when planted outdoors. They will adapt to dry, sandy soils and thrive in droughts, extreme heat and humidity.

No matter what type of soil you have, sandy and rocky or heavy with clay the American Blue Agave will adapt to it without a fuss and bring unique beauty to your landscape with a variety of ornamental functions, including use as ground covers or in rock gardens.

The Blue American Agave is most known for its large, thick and fleshy leaves that stem from a central crown and arch over towards the ends. They have an unforgettable blue green hue that sets them apart from other plants, and exotic spikey teeth on the edges.

It’s very common to plant Blue American Agaves in containers to use them as accent pieces for porches and patios. When used to frame entryways their blue green hue gives homes an inviting and charming look.

If you live in a colder area than growing zone 8, simply plant your Agave in a pot and bring it indoors once the weather gets cold. Its energetic leaves and vibrant color will keep you company all winter long.

They can be used as focal points in the garden to draw attention or as the center of attention and pairs great with other plants. They’re also commonly used as border rows, and by growing 4 to 6 feet tall they become large enough to be used as a privacy hedge or to hide unsightly objects like AC units.

The Blue American Agave is a succulent, so it stores water in its leaves to use when it needs a drink, meaning this plant essentially takes care of itself, leaving little to no maintenance for you. 





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love it
it is growing very well it has plenty sun and the rain.
July 2, 2017
Riverdale, GA
Purchased
1 year ago
Growing Zone:
8
Total Disappointment!
Arrived not even 12 inches across with most of the leaves broken.
July 12, 2017
Purchased
10 months ago
Could have been handled better in transit.
The plant was damaged but it has already started to reproduce.
It has a baby on the way already!
It has a baby on the way already!
July 11, 2017
Purchased
10 months ago
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I'm sorry to say my agave is dead. It arrived almost out of the pot and with four leaves broken off. I
July 23, 2017
Purchased
10 months ago
Growing Zone:
7

Planting & Care



It's Easy to Plant & Care for Your Blue American Agave


Blue American Agave  Planting Diretions

Blue American Agave (Agave Americana) is most known for its large, thick, fleshy attractive leaves that stem from a central crown and arch over toward the ends. They have an unforgettable blue green hue that’s quite exotic looking with the spiky teeth along the edges. The agave performs best in USDA growing zones 8-11 outdoors and 4-7 on the patio (or potted). Blue American Agave are slow growers, maturing to a height of 4-6 feet tall and 8-10 feet wide.

Location: When planting Blue American Agave, find a location that offers full sun. This plant can adapt to a wide variety of soil type as long as it drains well.

Planting Instructions (in ground):
1) Dig your hole 3 times the width and slightly shallower than the root ball.
2) Loosen the soil, in and around the hole so the roots can easily break through.
3) Use your fingers to separate the roots of your Blue American Agave and gently position downward in the hole. The top of the root flare (where the roots end and the trunk begins) should be about an inch above the surrounding soil.
4) Hold the tree straight as you begin to backfill the site, tamping down the soil as you go.
5) When finished, apply water to settle the soil and remove any air pockets that may have formed.

Planting Instructions (potted): Blue American Agave can also be successfully grown in containers. They require more grit in the soil and can als be planted in a cactus mix. Adding small pebbles or rocks to the soil will increase the drainage capabilities of the container.

1) When selecting a container for your Blue American Agave, be sure it has plenty of holes in the bottom as drainage is essential. The pot size should be at least 2 times the size of the one it initially came in.
2) A good potting sandy soil should be find for filing in the open space, try to leave a small space from the top of the rim for watering.
3) Choose a location on the patio, back yard, or front/side of the house providing it will receive full sun.
4) If bringing indoors during the winter, keep by a sunny widow and water as needed. Avoid exposure to both drafts and heat from a window or vent.

Watering (in ground): Your Blue American Agave will need light watering depending upon the heat and season. Typically about 1-2 times weekly will be good but allow the plant to dry out in between watering.

Watering (potted): Stick your finger into the potting soil down to a depth of 2 inches and feel around for any moisture. If the soil is drying out, go ahead and water it until you see it escaping the drainage holes and then stop. If there is some moisture present, leave it be until the soil dries a bit more.

Fertilizing: They will benefit from the application of a granulated time release fertilizer in spring that will provide their nutrient needs for the season.

Pruning: The Agave requires no pruning.

Planting & Care

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Why did you choose this?
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it looks so good had to have it
BOBBY H on Apr 9, 2018
low maintenance
Jack Boles Parking B on Aug 9, 2017
it looks so good had to have it
BOBBY H on Apr 9, 2018
Landscape scenery
barry v on Oct 26, 2017
low maintenance
Jack Boles Parking B on Aug 9, 2017
Our deck gets direct sun all day....looks like a hearty match for the paradise I am attempting to create.
Kathy B on Apr 30, 2017
I love this plant ,Its exotic .
Cinthy H on Apr 20, 2017
Easy to grow and drought resistant!
Nicole H on Mar 22, 2017
Landscape scenery
barry v on Oct 26, 2017
Our deck gets direct sun all day....looks like a hearty match for the paradise I am attempting to create.
Kathy B on Apr 30, 2017
Can it be planted in a large pot? Then moved to a spot in the ground later on?
Kathy on Jun 15, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Yes you can plant them in a large container.
Will this plant do well in plymouth mi area??
Greg S on May 1, 2017
BEST ANSWER: The outdoor growing zones are 8-11. Click the link to look up what growing zone you are in.
http://www.fast-growing-trees.com/USDA-Plant-Hardiness-Zone-Map.htm
How deep do the roots go down?
marlene l on Mar 12, 2017
BEST ANSWER: They have a shallow root system, that does not extend above-ground so they can capture moisture from the rain, dew and condensation.
Can you make tequila with this plant?
Wesley S on May 28, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Yes, A. americana is one of the species that is used to make tequila.
I may already have 2 of these beautiful Cacti, are they also know as Century Plants?
Berry W on Jun 11, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Agave are not related to the Cactus, they are in the family Asparagaceae
Can it handle 25 degree weather with wind?
Vince on Dec 27, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Yes they are cold hardy down to 20 degrees.
Will this grow outside in Iowa?
Denise A on Jul 29, 2017
BEST ANSWER: The Blue American Agave is growing Zones 8 to 11 and is cold hardy to 20 Degrees F. You would have to bring it inside in the Winter in Iowa.
What is the reason for no shipping to Arizona for the Blue Agave?
crickett on Oct 3, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Agricultural restrictions prohibits us from shipping it into your state.

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