Sun: full sun to partial shade
Water: Typical water needs for a succulent
Temperature: Zone 8b from 15° F to 20° F (-9.4° C to -6.7° C) to Zone 10b from 35° F to 40° F (1.7° C to 4.4° C)
Winter Survival: Cold hardy
Propagation: offsets, seeds
Flower Type: Yellow, Orange
Toxic: Can be toxic to humans and animals
Space Requirement: Indoors & Outdoors
Common Problems: No major pests, Plants may rot if overwatered
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Basc Care for Agave Cream Spike
Watering for Agave Cream Spike is a simple task. It requires Typical water needs for a succulent.
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 "Agave applanata 'Cream Spike"
Agave Cream Spike needs full sun to partial shade in order to thrive. While this variety needs plenty of bright light, it is important not to place it in direct sunlight for extended periods of time as this can cause damage or scorching to the leaves and stems. A shadier spot with indirect light could be just what "Agave applanata 'Cream Spike" needs.
Agave Cream Spike is a member of the Agave family and is known for being cold hardy. It is able to survive temperatures down to 0°F, making it an ideal choice for areas with cold winters. The succulent's thick leaves and stems help retain moisture in its cells, allowing it to survive through frigid temperatures. Additionally, the colorful foliage of "Agave applanata 'Cream Spike" adds a festive touch to any garden in cold areas.
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.
Agave Cream Spike also benefits from some indirect light throughout the day as well, so make sure you give it enough space to soak up light without becoming too exposed to heat.
Propagating with offsets is a great way to get more plants from the same mother plant. All you have to do is cut away an offset and pot it in soil, and soon enough you’ll have a brand-new Agave Cream Spike!
Agave Cream Spike can be propagated from seeds. Signs of a good seed is one that is plump, dark in color and slightly sticky. To propagate X from seed, one must prepare a soil mixture of well-draining potting mix, sow the seeds evenly and lightly press them into the surface. Lastly, gently water the soil using a spray bottle and place the container in bright but indirect light.
The toxicity of Agave can vary depending on the individual species, but all species are potentially dangerous if ingested. Symptoms of poisoning may include vomiting, abdominal pain, diarrhea and dizziness. If you believe someone has ingested parts of Agave Cream Spike, seek medical help immediately.
Pests and Diseases
Agave Cream Spike is not affected too much by common pests and diseases like most of the other succulents.