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Botanical name:- Agave Pumila.
|Scientific name||Agave pumila|
|Common name||Agave Blue Star|
|Light||Full to partial sun|
|Watering||water once in a week|
|Pests||Mealybugs and scale.|
|Pet friendliness||Toxic to pets and humans|
|Maximum plant height||60-90cm|
|Potting mix||potting soil/Red soil/manure/perlite|
|Pot requirement||Good drainage&repot every 1-2 years|
|Nutrition||Apply Manure for first 15 days and NPK for next 15 days|
|Pruning & training||Remove dead & diseased leaves with sterile shears|
|Flower color & season||Green|
|Description||Agave pumila is a beautiful very compact and small Agave with short fat leaves with dark striation. The species is described as highly dimorphic, with a compact surculose (producing suckers) juvenile form, before making an open rosette and a non suckering mature form, a seemingly contradictory situation. The juvenile form also known as “forma nana” (dwarf form) somewhat resembles a stubby-leaved Agave titanota, and according to the material, that form will persist under pot culture for up to 8-12 years.The most famous miniature agave Agave pumila, still referred to as the smallest of all agaves by most authors, is a relatively easy to grow species but very slow growing. Like many other agaves, this produces offsets freely and is now rather extensively cultivated. It needs a very well drained, soil. It must be provided with copious water in summer but allows to dry thoroughly before watering again. During the winter months, one should only water enough to keep the leaves from shrivelling. But heavy watering results in some leaf cracking. Suited for light shade to full sun, but better with some shade in summer.It is best to avoid freezing temperatures. Propagation is exclusively by suckers which are found growing around the base of the plant. The growth and multiplication is very slow. Remove the basal suckers in spring or summer and let the cuttings dry for a few days before inserting in compost. It can be also vegetatively propagated by taking an adult plant and cutting longitudinally in quarters, preserving as many of the roots in each piece. For Landscaping visit www.sunscape.me|