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Care of the succulent plant Agave guadalajarana or Agave of Guadalajara.

Care of the succulent plant Agave guadalajarana or Agave of Guadalajara

The Agave genus, family Asparagaceae, comprises about 350 species of succulent plants native to Mexico, the Southwestern United States, and Central America. Some species are: Agave guadalajarana, Agave ferdinandi-regis, Agave datylioAgave horridaAgave vilmorinianaAgave angustifoliaAgave univittataAgave lechuguilla, Agave stricta, Agave sisalana, Agave shawii, Agave potatorum, Agave parryi, Agave parrasana, Agave macroacantha, Agave filifera, Agave bracteosa, Agave attenuata, Agave americana, Agave victoria-reginae, Agave striata, Agave impressa, Agave ferox.

Common name: Agave of Guadalajara. This species is native to the state of Jalisco, Mexico.

They are succulent plants with rosette leaves that reach 60 cm (1.96 feet) in height and 75 cm (2.46 feet) in diameter; sometimes they produce suckers. The fleshy, wavy-edged leaves have dark spines on the margin and a longer spine at the apex. The long inflorescence up to 4 meters (13 feet) high occurs after many years and the plant dies.

Agave of Guadalajara is used as isolated specimens, in rockeries, on dry and sunny slopes, in cactus and succulent gardens, and in pots for patios and terraces. They are ideal for Mediterranean coastal gardens.

Agave guadalajarana prefers full sun exposure but also grows in semi-shade. They resist frost well if the substrate is dry.

Agave of Guadalajara grows in any soil that has excellent drainage. We can use a commercial substrate for cacti and succulent plants with 20% coarse sand. The pot transplant is done at the beginning of spring.

Water moderately, waiting for the substrate to dry completely. They have good resistance to drought.

Fertilize once a month with mineral fertilizer for cacti and succulent plants in spring.

Agave guadalajarana does not need pruning.

Agave of Guadalajara is a plant resistant to the usual pests and diseases but sensitive to excess moisture in the roots.

Agave guadalajarana is propagated from seeds sown in spring and by separation of suckers if the plant produces them.

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Agave guadalajarana