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Agave desmettiana 'El Miradores Gold' (Agave)

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Plant description

agave desmettiana agave el miradores

agave desmettiana agave el miradores gold.

Agave 'El Miradores Gold' is a perennial succulent plant with large pointed grey-green leaves with bold gold edging, growing in a sculptural rosette of foliage. A very easy care, low maintenance plant. Grows to around 70cms high and wide. Great potted plants, garden specimens and for massed plantings.

Excellent waterwise plants, they are very drought hardy. Will grow in full sun as well as partial shade. Frost tolerant. Mulch with pebbles rather than regular mulch. Plant in a free draining soil, as boggy conditions can cause rot and the death of the plant.

Propagation is from small side plants called pups. Once large enough to handle, they can be pulled off from the main plant and potted up.

The plant has sharp ends and spines, take care when handling.

 

Additional plant information

Flowers

Flower colour: not specified
Flowering season: not specified

Plant size

Maximum height: 0.9 metres
Minimum height: 0.6 metres

Maximum width: 0.9 metres
Minimum width: not specified

Sunlight, frost & salt tolerance

This plant will tolerate full or partial sunlight.
Medium frost tolerance.
Plant is salt tolerant.

Fauna attracting?

Not specified.

Climate

This plant species will grow in the following climates: cool, temperate, subtropical, tropical, arid.

Soil types & conditions

Loam: dry, moist, well-drained.

Clay: dry, well-drained.

Sand: dry, moist, well-drained.

Soil pH: 6.1-7.5

Diseases

Rot if overwatered

Miscellaneous information

Planting season: Any.

Types of fertiliser: None needed.

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