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Agave ovatifolia

Agave ovatifolia

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Agave ovatifolia, commonly known as the Whale's Tongue Agave, is an exquisite and distinctive succulent native to northeastern Mexico. It is highly valued for its striking appearance, featuring large, thick, paddle-shaped leaves that resemble a whale's tongue, and its adaptability to arid landscapes. Here's a description of Agave ovatifolia along with cultivation tips:

Agave ovatifolia is a remarkable succulent known for its unique and eye-catching appearance. The plant forms a striking rosette of thick, oval to heart-shaped leaves that can grow up to 4-5 feet (1.2-1.5 meters) in length and 2-3 feet (60-90 cm) in width. These leaves are typically bluish-gray to powdery blue-green and have smooth, gently undulating margins, which set them apart from the spiky edges of many other agave species. The rosette structure creates an architectural focal point in any garden or landscape, making Agave ovatifolia a favorite among succulent enthusiasts and landscape designers. This succulent is relatively slow-growing but can live for many years, making it a long-lasting and captivating addition to xeriscapes, arid gardens, or container gardens.


  1. Sunlight: Plant Agave ovatifolia in a location that receives full sun to partial shade. It thrives in bright, direct sunlight and requires at least 6 hours of sun exposure per day.

  2. Well-Drained Soil: Ensure the soil is well-draining to prevent root rot. Sandy or loamy soil with good drainage is ideal. If planting in containers, use a cactus or succulent mix.

  3. Watering: Agave ovatifolia is drought-tolerant once established. Water sparingly, allowing the soil to dry out between waterings. During the growing season (spring and summer), provide occasional deep watering. Reduce the frequency during the dormant winter months.

  4. Fertilization: Fertilize sparingly, typically in the spring and summer months, using a balanced, diluted liquid fertilizer specifically formulated for succulents. Avoid over-fertilization, as it can lead to weak growth.

  5. Container Growth: When growing in containers, ensure the pot has adequate drainage holes to prevent waterlogging. Repot the plant as needed when it outgrows its container.

  6. Pruning: Minimal pruning is required. Remove dead or damaged leaves as needed to maintain its attractive appearance.

  7. Protection from Frost: While Agave ovatifolia is generally cold-hardy, it may benefit from protection in extremely cold climates. Consider providing temporary frost protection during freezing temperatures.

  8. Pest and Disease Control: This agave species is typically resistant to pests and diseases. Nevertheless, monitor for any issues and address them promptly if they arise.

Agave ovatifolia is an extraordinary and enduring succulent that can serve as a captivating centerpiece in your garden, patio, or indoor space. With the right care and attention to its specific needs, it will thrive and continue to enchant with its unique and stunning form.

IMPORTANT: Please be aware that picture 1 show adult plant not for sale, the offer is for a plant in the dimension indicated in title description.

Please be aware that most plants change across seasons. For example, some of them will naturally lose leaves or change in colour during colder months. Do not hesitate to contact us for further informations about the plants of your interest.


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