Thread agave (Agave filifera)
Thread agave (Agave filifera) is a plant of succulent leaves that can grow 10cm – 50cm tall and 10cm – 50cm wide. In this growing guide we’ll learn the cultivation details and how to plant Thread agave (Agave filifera).
This plant is commonly known as thread agave.
This is a evergreen plant that takes 10-20 years to reach full maturity.
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Common name: thread agave
Scientific name: Agave filifera
Plant type: Cactus / Succulent, Conservatory & Greenhouse
Height: 10cm – 50cm
Spread: 10cm – 50cm
Sunlight: Full Sun
Soil: Loam, Sand
Moisture: Well drained
Garden type: Architectural, City & Courtyard Gardens, Coastal, Mediterranean Garden, Rock & Gravel Garden
Other characteristics: RHS Award of Garden Merit
Cacti and succulent plants are appreciated for their natural charm, mainly for their leaf shapes, but also in some cases for their colorful flowers in spring and summer.
They should be cultivated in areas that mimic the conditions in which they grow in nature, which are usually exposed places with stony and fast-draining soils.
These characteristics make them to be grown in pots.
How to plant
In this section we will learn how to plant Thread agave (Agave filifera), know its needs in terms of soil, watering and sun exposure.
Thread agave (Agave filifera) is a plant that prefers to grow in loam or sand.
The loam soil is dark, rich in organic matter but balanced in minerals. It offers the best of all worlds, retaining enough water for the plants, but allowing excess moisture to drain away. This is the most desired type of garden soil, perfect for most plants.
Sandy soil is light, porous and very easy to drain. It is a soil poor in organic matter and nutrients. It is composed of relatively large mineral particles that allow water to drain quickly.
As for pH, it is a plant that grows ideally in soils with pH acid or neutral.
Regarding drainage, Agave filifera likes to grow in well drained soil.
Thread agave (Agave filifera) should be grown in full sun places.