Sun: Full sun to partial sun
Water: Typical water needs for a succulent
Temperature: Zone 7a from 0° F to 5° F (-17.8 ° C to -15° C) to Zone 11b from 45° F to 50° F (7.2° C to 10° C)
Winter Survival: Cold hardy
Flower: In the Spring
Flower Type: purple
Toxic: Toxic to humans and animals
Space Requirement: Indoors & Outdoors
Common Problems: Plants may rot if overwatered, sunburn, pests
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Basc Care for Agave nickelsiae
Can you water your succulent more than what its need? The answer is yes and no. In extreme conditions, you can water your plants more often when you notice the soil is completely dry.
One simple tip for you is that you can use some online apps to check the soil status before you go water your succulents. I would recommend the ThePlantsCheck app, it has some nice features there.
Only feed this succulent during its active growing seasons which means no information. Use the right fertilizer applied in the right amounts. Applying half-strength balanced fertilizer every month or so is recommended for optimal results.
Do not fertilize during winter as the plant is dormant.
Sun & Location Requirements for "King of the Agaves/Agave ferdinandi-regis"
Agave nickelsiae grows best in full sun to partial sun, so make sure the plant is getting at least 6 hours of direct sunlight each day. Depending on where you live and what time of year it is, this could mean moving your succulent outdoors during the summer months or keeping it near a south-facing window all year round.
As per this succulent profile, it is only able to stay healthy when the environment temperature is above the range of zone 7a from 0° F to 5° F (-17.8 ° C to -15° C).
Agave nickelsiae is known for its cold hardiness and ability to survive in frigid winter temperatures. This succulent's thick leaves and stems help it retain moisture, aiding it in surviving freezing temperatures. Additionally, the succulent's attractive foliage offers a festive touch to any garden in cold climates. With its ability to survive down to 0°F, "King of the Agaves/Agave ferdinandi-regis" is an excellent choice for areas with frosty winters.
Any succulents in the group will need a medium space to grow. You can place your pot at your table or window. Since this plant needs more space than mini succulents, you should consider do not plant them together with other succulents/plants.
One way to propagate Agave nickelsiae is by cutting
Agave nickelsiae is a highly toxic plant and should be handled with extreme caution. Ingestion can cause nausea, vomiting and other serious health issues in both humans and animals alike.
Pests and Diseases
Agave nickelsiae can be affected common pests and diseases like most of the other succulents such as snails, scale insects, and Snout weevil.
If you do spot any of pest signs, you can treat your succulent using below methods.
- Snails: clean infected plants, soapy water.
- Scale insects: quarantine, clean infected plants, soapy water.
- Snout weevil: apply the systemic insecticide two or three times a year.
Besides that, to prevent serious health issues from happening, keep your succulent in a well-ventilated area and check it regularly for any signs of pests or health problems.