By Becca Badgett, Co-author of How to Grow an EMERGENCY Garden
Maybe it’s too much of a hassle to bring agave in and out with the seasons. You might wonder if you can grow agave as a houseplant. The answer is yes, you can, although some types may grow better than others if kept exclusively indoors. Learn more here.
One of agave's most common uses in the landscape is for privacy or as mass plantings of thorny unpleasant defense plants. However, grown as specimen plant, different agave plants can add height, shape or texture to the landscape. Learn About varieties of agave here.
Can agave grow in pots? You bet! With so many varieties of agave available, container grown agave plants are an excellent choice for the gardener with limited space, less than perfect soil conditions, and a lack of abundant sunlight. Click here to learn more.
While generally a low maintenance, easy-to-grow plant, agave can be susceptible to pest problems. If you have noticed bugs eating agave plants in your landscape, click here to learn more about controlling agave plant bugs in the garden.
Mid to late summer crown rot of agave plants can be common in cooler climates and potted plants. Learn what you can do for agave plants with crown rot in the article that follows. Click here for additional information.
Root rot is a common disease in plants that is usually caused by poor drainage or improper watering. While more common in potted plants, root rot can also affect outdoor plants. Learn more about managing root rot in agave with the following information.
Anthracnose of agaves is bad news to be sure. The good news, however, is that although the fungus is unsightly, anthracnose isn?t an automatic death sentence. The key is to improve growing conditions, and to treat the plant as soon as possible. This article will help.