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Agave schidigera COMACT FORM KZ9

Agave schidigera COMACT FORM KZ9

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Product Description

Agave schidigera 'Compact Form' is a particularly attractive variety of the Agave schidigera species, known for its more manageable size and striking appearance. This variety retains the characteristic features of Agave schidigera but in a smaller, more compact form, making it an excellent choice for container gardening or smaller garden spaces. Its dark green leaves are edged with white fibers, creating a beautiful contrast and adding to its decorative appeal.

Description

The 'Compact Form' of Agave schidigera grows into a dense, symmetrical rosette of narrow, dark green leaves. Each leaf is adorned with curly, white filaments along the edges, which can become more pronounced under stress conditions like drought or cold. This variety typically reaches a height and width of about 12 to 18 inches, making it significantly smaller than the standard Agave schidigera. The leaves end in a sharp spine, a common trait among agaves, adding an element of texture to its appearance.

Cultivation Tips

  • Light Requirements: Agave schidigera 'Compact Form' thrives in full sun to partial shade. In hotter climates, some afternoon shade can help prevent leaf scorch.

  • Soil Requirements: Well-draining soil is essential. For container-grown plants, use a cactus or succulent mix to ensure proper drainage. In the garden, amend the soil with sand or gravel if necessary to improve drainage.

  • Watering: This agave is drought-tolerant once established. Water deeply but infrequently, allowing the soil to dry out completely between watering. Reduce watering in the winter to prevent root rot.

  • Temperature: It is cold-hardy to about 20°F (-6°C). In regions with colder winters, it is best grown in containers that can be moved indoors or to a protected area.

  • Fertilizing: Fertilization is rarely needed. If desired, apply a balanced, slow-release fertilizer at the beginning of the growing season.

  • Pests and Diseases: Agave schidigera 'Compact Form' is relatively resistant to pests and diseases. Keep an eye out for agave snout weevil, a pest that can cause serious damage, and treat promptly if detected.

Propagation

Propagation is typically done through offsets or "pups" that the plant produces around its base. These can be removed and planted separately once they have developed a good root system. Seed propagation is possible but less common due to the slow growth rate and the preference for maintaining the specific characteristics of the 'Compact Form.'

Conclusion

Agave schidigera 'Compact Form' is a versatile and visually striking plant that adds a touch of exotic beauty to any garden or indoor space. Its compact size and relatively easy care make it a favorite among gardeners looking to add drought-tolerant and low-maintenance plants to their collections. By following these cultivation tips, you can enjoy the unique appeal of this agave variety for years to come.

Please be aware that since the day we took pictures of this plant, the plant may have grown, and appear slightly different than what you saw portrayed.

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