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Fox Tail Agave in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Agave attenuata 'Ray Of Light'

 

Fox Tail Agave

These succulent tropical perennials are grown for their large, stiff, sword-shaped leaves arranged in tight rosettes. Flower stalks are rarely produced except on large, old plants. They can be grown from seed sown under glass in spring or propogated by planting the occasional suckers during spring or summer. Plants require a minimum temperature of 7C in winter.

 
plant Features
  • Fox Tail Agave likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Fox Tail Agave likes very little water

    Very little water

  • Fox Tail Agave is a little frost hardy: 32f (0°c)

    A little frost hardy: 32F (0°C)

  • Fox Tail Agave likes free draining and fertile

    Free draining and fertile

 
plant information

Common name

Fox Tail Agave

Latin name

Agave attenuata 'Ray Of Light'

type

Succulent

family

Asparagaceae

ph

5.0 - 7.0 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Fox Tail Agave likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Frost

    Fox Tail Agave is a little frost hardy: 32f (0°c)

    A little frost hardy: 32F (0°C)

  • Soil

    Fox Tail Agave likes free draining and fertile

    Free draining and fertile

  • Water

    Fox Tail Agave likes very little water

    Very little water

Plant & bloom calendar

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    Best time to plant
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    When the plant will bloom

full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Fox Tail Agave is 1.50meters x 1.00meters 1.50 M 1.00 M

Agave attenuata 'Ray Of Light'

These succulent tropical perennials are grown for their large, stiff, sword-shaped leaves arranged in tight rosettes. Flower stalks are rarely produced except on large, old plants. They can be grown from seed sown under glass in spring or propogated by planting the occasional suckers during spring or summer. Plants require a minimum temperature of 7C in winter.


Flowering Season

From Mid Summer TO Late Summer

This plant will flower when it is mature. Many varieties of agave will die after blooming and then produce pups or offshoots from their base to replace themselves. On varieties where the parent plant doesn’t die after flowering, it is a good idea to get long handled pruners and remove the spent bloom.

 

Planting Outdoors Spring

From Early Spring TO Late Spring

Agave have a large tap root and do not transplant well, so choose an appropriate site when planting agave. The majority of the roots are surface roots and do not require a deep hole if planted when young. Check your soil for drainage, or if planting in heavy clay soils amend the soil with sand or grit. Mix in enough sand to make the soil halfway comprised of grit. Water the plant diligently for the first week and then cut it to half the second week. Taper off even more until you are only watering once every week or two.

 

Propagating by offsets

From Mid Autumn TO Late Autumn

Offsets are the baby plants that form at the base of some plants, and they are an easy way to propagate a plant. When the offsets have grown large enough to handle - and, hopefully, have some roots of their own,- gently break them away from the mother plant. Plant the offsets in a container and keep the plant barely moist (but not wet) until the plant is establishes, and can be planted out.

 
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