Wednesday, November 12, 2008

My Green Agave Factory

This stand of agave attenuata (green agave) is where I propagate these beauties for use throughout the garden. They seem to grow and put off pups at an amazing rate for some reason right here near the driveway in SJC. I have cut off many large ones for relocation through my beds and more and more just keep coming. I love it!

11 comments:

Aunt Debbi/kurts mom said...

Wouldn't it be nice if we could figure out exactly why plants perform so well in one area and poop out in others that seem just as acceptable?

Jean said...

ooh, I love those too! Wish I could keep succulents like that out all year.

ann said...

Could you explain your process? I have 2 large green agave with numerous pups on each and I would love to move some of the pups elsewhere. The pups are clustered quite tightly - seems a bit dicey to get in there and get just one or two.

The Petersons said...

Those are amazing!

GardenJoy4Me said...

Hello Sheila
I wanted to thank you for your kind and thoughtful note .. I appreciated it very much : )
Your stand of agave .. is beautiful .. I have a weakness for them .. if only I could have them in my garden too .. yours are gorgeous !

nancybond said...

You have to love the plant that keeps on giving. :)

My Southern Backyard said...

Yours is a most beautiful garden. Succulents are THE best!Keep on with your blog - it's a beauty.

Sheila said...

Ann, propagating pups from agaves is very easy and almost fool proof. Just take a sharp knife and cut one away from the parent plant, making sure you get a bit of stem. Then let the pup sit out for about a week so the wound will heal over before putting it in the ground. Plant it up to the first set of leaves and it will grow roots and prosper in no time at all. Good Luck!

ann said...

Thank you for generously sharing on your site. I'm slicing off a pup today!

Julie said...

This is a beautiful agave! So soft looking! Not hard and thorny like so many other agave. I would love this here in south Florida! Thanks for showing.

Quail said...

Stunning! The bright green just screams 'exotic' and 'lush'. You're lucky they are so prolific!