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Tequila Blue Agave Cactus / Agave Plant - Easy to Grow


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  • Tequila is made from distilled sap from hearts (pi as) of the agave or maguey (pr. 'mah-gay') plant
  • A mature agave has leaves 5-8 feet tall, and is 7-12 feet in diameter
  • The name agave comes from the Greek word for 'noble.'
  • Size Shipped: 4.5" pot

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  • Shipping Weight: 4.1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • ASIN: B000UX392S
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #18,044 in Patio, Lawn & Garden (See Top 100 in Patio, Lawn & Garden)

Product Description

Tequila is made from distilled sap from hearts (pi as) of the agave or maguey (pr. 'mah-gay') plant. This plant is actually related to the lily and amaryllis (it has its own genus, Agave). It is known as a succulent and, although it shares a common habitat with many cacti, it is not one itself and has a different life cycle. A mature agave has leaves 5-8 feet tall, and is 7-12 feet in diameter. The name agave comes from the Greek word for 'noble.'

There are 136 species of agave in Mexico, of which the blue agave - agave tequilana weber azul - is the only one allowed for use in tequila production. Several different species of agave are allowed for use in mezcal, including a rare wild species, tobala. Other agave plants are used for the production of various regional drinks like sotol, raicilla, bacanora and pulque. Agave has been cultivated on this continent for at least 9,000 years.

Cacti & Succulent Care

Many people tend to think that cacti and succulents are too difficult to care for and decide against even buying them. As it turns out, many people are simply caring for them too much or too often. Cacti and succulents will do quite well under the same conditions which would be considered neglect with other plants.
-Watering- The most common problem people have with cacti and succulent plants is overwatering. They are 'water storing' plants and will do better with less water than they will with more. Since every situation is considerably different, there is not set time interval for when to water cacti and succulents. Many factors play a role in the timing (such as humidity, light, and temperature). Cacti and succulent plants can survive a wide range of temperatures, but it is preferable that they are kept in a warm bright location for the best results, and the most beautiful color.


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8 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Charlie Dirt on December 7, 2011
As I stated in the title, the plant arrived in decent shape, although certainly with less growth than as pictured.

What bugs me is that the Agave was bare root, wrapped up in some wet newspaper & plastic wrap... not potted, which is how it is advertised. I consider this misleading.

I'm not sure if this is just a singular instance, or if this is how all plants are shipped. Please be aware though that most likely your plant will be shipped bare root.

On a positive note, very prompt shipping.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Dana M. Oliver on April 17, 2013
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came right away and was wrapped and moist. it has been growing well so far, I'm pleased@!!! Anxious for it to grow large and look like a tequila plant!
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By P. Colburn on July 11, 2014
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really healthy plant. I repotted it right away and the plant is doing very well
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By mare on June 27, 2013
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The plant was very healthy and has done well. I planted it as soon as it arrived and it really looks nice. It had plenty of root.
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By kapricous on August 10, 2014
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Just as advertised with timely delivery. I was a little concerned about having a plant shipped across country but it arrived without issue. It has been growing well for about 1 month. I think it is happy with the new home.
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