Where does succulent come from?
This species is probably the Agave most commonly grown as an ornamental plant cultivated worldwide.
Because of extensive propagation, its exact origin is uncertain although it probably came from arid areas of Mexico, and the United States in New Mexico, Arizona and Texas. It also has escaped cultivation and become established worldwide in the Mediterranean region of Europe, America, Africa, India, Sri Lanka, Mauritius and Australia.
Agave americana L.
What succulent looks like?
Agave americana, the century plant, is a medium to large, solitary or freely suckering and sometimes seeding agave with a basal rosette up to 3 m wide. Agave americana is the best-known species.
How to grow succulent?
Keep it in a cool, frost-free area in winter and put it out on the balcony or patio in summer. The Agave americana grows fairly fast in summer if provided with copious water but allows to dry thoroughly before watering again. During the winter months, one should only water enough to keep the leaves from shrivelling. They do well in full sun or a lightly shaded area.
How to take care succulent?
The sap is quite acidic and can be quite painful if it comes in contact with the skin. It can form small blisters.
One glass at bedtime as a relaxing tonic. With any herb, there is the risk of an allergic reaction.
Small children and pregnant women should use additional caution when considering the use of herbal remedies.