Plant Name: Agave spp.
Common Name: Century Plants.
Light Needs: Protect from hot sun.
Best Temperatures: Average Temperatures.
Water and Humidity Requirements: Allow to dry between waterings. Low humidity is fine with this plant.
Growing Guidelines: Grow in a mixture of sand and soil; add a teaspoon of ground limestone to the mix. This plant likes to be pot bound so move it only when the pot begins to warp or break. Fertilize it once a year in the spring.
Common Problems: Too much water can lead to root rot.
Propagation: Offsets from the base and seeds.
Interesting Facts: Many of these plants grow in dry, hot climates and some grow in the desert. Well-known plants of this family are the agave, yucca and Joshua tree. The family includes about 550-600 species in around 18 genera. It is widespread in the tropical, subtropical and warm temperate regions of the world.