Agave isthmensis variegated, Dwarf Butterfly Agave- Succulent
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Agave Isthmensis Hoji Raijin goes by the common name “Dwarf Butterfly Agave”. This succulent is ovate-shaped and seems to form a small face with individual rosettes. The plant originates in Southern Mexico and belongs to the family of Asparagaceae. The plant is evergreen and can grow up to a height of 6 inches.
This is a slow growing succulent and no matter how much you nurture it, it will take its own sweet time to grow. The good news is that they require very little space and for the owner to have minimal to no gardening experience.
During the spring season, it produces attractive yellow-colored flowers blooming.
How to grow and maintain the plant
It thrives best in full sun to light shade. In indoor an east or west-facing window where they receive four to six hours of sunlight is ideal.
It grows well in a well-drained succulent mix, with an ideal pH around 6.0 (slightly acidic) or an equal part sharp sand with all-purpose potting mix.
This succulent does not require much water so only water the succulent when the soil in the pot is very dry.
Fertilize every two weeks from spring through fall with 2-7-7 liquid manure diluted by half.
Re-pot as needed, preferably during the warm season. To re-pot, a succulent, make sure the soil is dry before repotting, then gently remove the pot. Knock away the old soil from the roots, making sure to remove any rotted or dead roots in the process. Treat any cuts with a fungicide. Place the plant in its new pot and backfill with potting soil, spreading the roots out as you re-pot. Leave the plant dry for a week or so, then begin to water lightly to reduce the risk of root rot.
Pests and Diseases:
It has no serious pest or disease problems. Mealybugs can be a problem, and if dead leaves are not expelled from the plant, it can attract other insect pests or have problems with fungus.
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