How long does it take for blue glow agave to grow?
A striking beauty which is particularly stunning when backlit by the sun with its glowing red and golden margin. It will take over 10 years for this Agave to flower.
Can you propagate blue glow agave?
Agave ‘Blue Glow’ can be propagated from coring. This forces the succulent to put off pups to survive. Although it does flower rarely, it is monocarpic and will not grow true to seed.
Does agave blue glow produce pups?
But when you throw in the fact that Agave ‘Blue Glow’ doesn’t pup profusely, nor does it send out running suckers, that gives it a leg up on the competition. There are some gorgeous agaves that can rival Agave ‘Blue Glow,’ but I personally grow tired of cutting out the suckers or runners from those plants.
How long does agave take to root?
Some species of agaves produce miniature plantlets on the flower stalk (Fig. 6). These plants can be removed and individually potted up as with offsets. Roots will typically appear in 2 to 3 weeks.
What’s the best way to propagate agave blue glow?
The best way I have found to propagate Agave ‘Blue Glow’ is by waiting for the flower to produce bulbils (tiny plantlets growing right on the flower stalk). Time will tell how many bulbils I will get on this newly flowering Agave ‘Blue Glow’ in my garden. Here is a plant currently in flower at a friends garden.
How often does an agave blue flame flower?
Comparatively, Agave ‘Blue Flame’ is another Agave attenuata hybrid and its genes showed up nicely in it. Agave ‘Blue Flame’ is Agave shawii and Agave attenuata. Agaves typically flower only once every 15-25 years. You will hear or read about the same for Agave ‘Blue Glow.’
What happens to the suckers on an agave plant?
Almost all agaves will send out pups or suckers, which allows the plant to live on through new rosettes in your garden. As I already stated, Agave ‘Blue Glow’ doesn’t really sucker, and that can also hold true after flowering.
Can you put agave bulbs in the ground?
With Agave ‘Blue Glow’ it can be as easy as pulling them off and sticking them straight into the ground. However, I like to do my agave propagation a little more carefully so I get the plants rooted quickly and on their way to healthy growth.