Monday, August 16, 2010

A Dangerous Task

The beautiful agave is living in a lovely pot in our front courtyard. It has been there for a couple years and seems to be quite happy based on the amount of growth it has shown. However if it is to continue to grow I'm afraid it may need a bigger pot because it has filled the one it is in to the brim. It is going to be a case of breaking the pot I'm afraid because this beautiful succulent has very sharp tips and the thought of dislodging it from its home fills me with fear of impalement!

4 comments:

Ami said...

I know exactly what you mean by "dangerous" since I also have quite some agaves in my garden. One thing that you can do to avoid the injury during the repotting is clipping off those sharp needles before you start working on it. Once I learned that tricked , it becomes much less intimidating working around these beauties :) Good luck, and your agave is real beautiful one! Love the texture of the leaves.

Jean said...

Be sure to wear protective glasses, whatever you do! And as Ami said, it doesn't hurt (no pun intended) to remove the spines first.

Angela said...

What a gorgeous plant! Agave spines have some form of poison so they cause painful swollen purplish wounds. Don't ask me how I know... I still love them and use them a lot in my garden.

Hoover Boo said...

I believe that's 'Blue Glow' and it likes root room. Give it a bigger pot and it will happily fill it up. :)