The Agave weberi ‘Arizona Star’ is an excellent addition to any succulent display. However, providing the best temperature and lighting conditions is crucial for proper care and growth.
This guide will help you keep your plant healthy and beautiful by providing the information you need to cater effectively to each stage of its growth cycle.
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About Agave weberi ‘Arizona Star’
Agave weberi ‘Arizona Star’ is an evergreen succulent with a large rosette of leaves that form a dense bush. The leaves are green with yellow markings, growing up to 3 feet in length.
The plant serves as a landscape plant that can be used in various ways. It is an excellent choice for growing in containers, as it grows slowly and only needs minimal care. Agave weberi ‘Arizona Star’ can also be planted in the ground, where it will grow to fill out its space over time.
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|Botanical Name||Agave weberi ‘Arizona Star’|
|Common Name||Weber Agave|
|Soil||Well-Drained, Loamy, Sandy|
Agave weberi ‘Arizona Star’ Care
Agave weberi ‘Arizona Star’ is a slow-growing succulent that needs minimal care.
Weber Agave can be grown in full sun, partial shade, or filtered light.
The ‘Arizona Star’ prefers sandy, well-drained soil.
Weber Agave needs little water, but it should be watered when the soil is dry to a depth of at least 6 inches.
The plant will need watering more often during hot weather and drought conditions.
Temperature and Humidity
Agave weberi ‘Arizona Star’ is fairly tolerant of a wide range of temperatures but grows best within the range of 55 and 75 degrees Fahrenheit. It will tolerate heat better than cold.
The plant prefers low humidity levels.
Agave weberi ‘Arizona Star’ is not a heavy feeder, so it should be fertilized lightly only when new growth appears.
You can fertilize it with a slow-release balanced fertilizer that contains potash and phosphorus.
You should prune the plant occasionally to maintain a uniform shape and size. Cut away old leaves that are no longer green or produce sap. This will help keep the Agave healthy.
Potting and Repotting Agave weberi ‘Arizona Star’
Weber Agave is not a high-maintenance plant and doesn’t need to be repotted often or have its soil replaced. If you repot it, do so in the spring or summer months when the plant is undergoing its growth phase.
How to Repot (Step-by-Step)
- Remove the Agave rootball from its current pot and gently remove any old or dead roots.
- Place a layer of soil along the bottom of your new container and place the plant into it so that its top leaves are just above ground level (make sure to leave room for future growth).
- Place the second layer of soil over the plant and gently tap it down to remove any air pockets.
- Water the new potting mix thoroughly until water runs out through the drainage holes in the bottom of your container.
Propagating Agave weberi ‘Arizona Star’ by Suckers (Step-by-Step)
To propagate Agave weberi ‘Arizona Star’, you must remove the suckers from the parent plant. Suckers are very easy to spot on agaves—they are small, miniature rosettes that grow out of the side or bottom of the main rosette. These can be removed by hand or with a sharp knife (be careful!).
To propagate the suckers:
- Remove the sucker from the parent Agave plant by pulling it off or cutting it off with a sharp knife.
- Rinse any dirt or debris off of your new agave sucker.
- Allow the wound to callus over for a few days.
- Place your new agave baby in a pot with fresh soil and water thoroughly until water runs out through the drainage holes.
Agave weberi ‘Arizona Star’ is monocarpic, which means it will die after flowering. However, the majesty of the flowers makes up for this abrupt end to the plant’s life. Once your Agave begins to bloom, you can expect beautiful bright yellow flowers to appear on top of a 15-foot-long flowering stalk.
The flowers last for a few days, and then the plant will die. Before that happens, though, you can enjoy the beauty of your Weber Agave as it reaches its full glory.
Agave weberi ‘Arizona Star’ is mildly toxic, so you should be careful to keep it away from pets and children. Contact can cause skin irritation.
NOTE: This page is not intended as a substitute for veterinary advice. The toxicity of an ingested substance varies depending on the amount ingested, the animal’s weight, and its sensitivity to specific allergens. Contact your veterinarian or local animal poison control center immediately if you think your pet may have ingested a toxic substance.
Agave snout weevil
The agave snout weevil is a common pest of Agave. They lay eggs on the new growth in spring, burrowing into the plant’s tissue when the larvae hatch. Remove them from your Agave using strong insecticides.
Scale insects are tiny, usually less than 1/8 inch long. They can be found on the undersides of leaves and stems. Scales will suck the sap out of the leaves, which may eventually kill the plant if not treated promptly. If you notice any signs of an infestation, spray your Agave with a mixture of insecticidal soap and horticultural oil in early spring before new growth begins.
Slugs and Snails
Slugs and snails can be a big problem for Agave. They love to eat the succulent leaves of this plant, chewing holes in the leaves. Try putting out some copper tape or sprinkling diatomaceous earth around your plant’s base to control these slimy pests.
- Placing under harsh sunlight
- Using poorly drained potting mediums
- Fertilizing during dormancy