How to grow century plant, american aloe, maguey
Characteristics of Agave americana
|It flourishes once in a lifetime, after about 10 years, forming an inflorescence of up to 9 m|
|Water only in summer. Very resistant to drought. In the event of being cultivated in pot, it should be watered from time to time, especially in summer.|
|In borders of fields, as fence., to feed the livestock; to elaborate drinks (pulque, mezcal and tequila) it has been used in the production of textile fibers. The flowers are eatable|
|By means of offsets in spring or summer. It can also be reproduced from seeds|
|Sandy well drained soil|
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23 January, 2020