The breeding methods and precautions of Agave americana L

Written by Maggie

Nov 24 2020

The breeding methods and precautions of Agave americana L

In the Agave Americana L cultivation, the roots were sterilized and placed in a pot during hydroponics. Loose drainage sandy soil should be selected for soil cultivation. A minimum of 7 to 8 hours of light treatment per day is required during growth. Watering should always keep the substrate moist. Water should also be changed frequently during hydroponics to promote healthy root growth.

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Agave Americana L

Agave Americana L farming methods

1. Matrix requirements

The Agave Americana L can be grown in both water and soil. Loose and well-drained sandy soil should be selected for soil cultivation. As the growth rate is very slow, there is no need for frequent replacement. The roots should be disinfected during hydroponic culture and soaked in rooting agents for a period of time, which can promote the growth of the roots.

2. Environmental requirements

Agave Americana L likes to grow in a sunny environment and can grow normally even in bright light. During the growth period, ensure that every day more than 7 to 8 hours of light time, otherwise the branches and leaves will not grow. In the autumn and winter season, give long sunshine treatment. When the temperature is below 7℃, move it to the indoor maintenance.

3. Water management

Water management is one of the farming methods and considerations for Agave Americana L. Water the soil well, and always keep the substrate moist at its best. Water can be reduced gradually in winter, and water should be changed frequently when hydroponics. If during rooting, water can be added gradually after evaporation, so as not to destroy the adaptability of the root system.

4. Fertilize regularly

Agave Americana L grew faster in a nutrient-rich substrate. A thin liquid fertilizer can be applied once a month during the growing season, mainly organic manure. After fertilizing, pour into water and loose soil. Water culture can be in the appropriate time to add some nutrient solution, to increase the resistance of the plant.

Agave Americana L

Considerations for farming Agave Americana L

1. Overwintering management

The Agave Americana L has poor cold tolerance. In winter hydroponics should be the best cold measure, so as not to freeze on the surface of the water affecting plant growth. 

2. Disease and insect prevention

Agave Americana L common diseases mainly include gray mold, leaf spot and anthrax. It is best to strengthen the surrounding air circulation when the disease occurs, and spray the infected leaves with the corresponding carbendazim or equivalent Bordeaux solution after being cut off. It should be sprayed continuously for about 1 to 2 months until the disease improves.

Agave Americana L