Why Are Cacti Spineless?

Why Are Cacti Spineless?

Why Are Cacti Spineless? Spines serve to defend cacti from being consumed by plant-eating desert animals; however, not all animal predators can be deterred by spines: javelina (wild pigs), pack rats, and desert tortoises are known to consume the plants they dine upon. Prickly pear and cholla cladodes cacti are known for having spines, as…

How Can Camels Eat Cactus?

How Can Camels Eat Cactus?

How Can Camels Eat Cactus? Camels possess an innovative eating structure that allows them to consume cacti without getting injured by its spines. Their mouth contains bundles of tough keratin papillae which protect sensitive parts of their mouth from the spines of cacti. Cacti also have the natural instinct to determine which parts are safe…

Agave Attenuata Problems

Agave Attenuata Problems

Fox tail agave is a succulent that thrives in warm environments with moderate humidity. Although partial shade conditions can be tolerated, sudden changes in lighting should be avoided as much as possible. Water should be applied once per week during hot seasons (unless it rains ) while during the dormant phase in winter it should…

How Tall Does Agave Attenuata Get?

How Tall Does Agave Attenuata Get?

How Tall Does Agave Attenuata Get? Agave attenuata can adapt to most soil types, but prefers sandy, well-draining soil. Overwatering can increase its susceptibility to rot. These plants produce arching flower stalks, which curve back to the ground and sometimes have another arch resembling a foxtail, and produce colorful blooms at their bases. Children often…

Does Agave Attenuata Die After Flowering?

Does Agave Attenuata Die After Flowering?

Agave attenuata is an easy-care succulent found throughout Southern California gardens. Although this species rarely flowers, when it does flower the bloom stalk will often die quickly after blooming. This occurs because all its energy goes towards producing flowers; if however, offsets are produced instead, the plant can continue to live its lifecycle. How long…

Is Agave Attenuata Poisonous?

Is Agave Attenuata Poisonous?

Agave attenuata produces mildly toxic sap that may irritate human mouth and throat tissue. Furthermore, this plant boasts sharp spikes that can inflict wounds with intense pain that lead to lightheadedness. To keep your fox tail agave healthy, ensure it gets enough sunlight. Repotting may also prove beneficial every two or three years. Leaves Agave…

How Much Agave Are Agave Attenuata Plants?

Foxtail agave plants thrive when exposed to direct sunlight; however, too much sun exposure may damage its health. Therefore, it’s advisable to bring this plant inside during the winter months for best results. This plant is well suited to xeriscape gardens, rock and succulent gardens as well as decorative containers. Additionally, it can also be…

Are Agave Attenuata Roots Invasive?

Agave attenuata, commonly referred to as the Dragon Tree or Spineless Agave, is a large succulent plant ideal for sunny gardens and decorative containers alike. It thrives under various soil conditions while tolerating both heat and cold well. Repropagating this plant is easily accomplished by taking cuttings from its base or flower raceme and removing…

Dudleya Edulis – Easy to Care For Fingertip Succulents

Dudleya Edulis – Easy to Care For Fingertip Succulents

Dudleya edulis, commonly referred to as San Diego dudleya or mission lettuce, grows wild on California rocky hillsides and cliffs. These succulents require little maintenance when planted into well-draining soilless mixes for carefree care. These plants tend to thrive in coastal gardens with indirect light sources and salt-tolerant environments, where the flowers produce tall stalks…

Columnar Cactus Types

Columnar Cactus Types. Columnar cacti are slow-growing plants that take years or decades to reach their desired height, yet are drought-resistant and prefer full sun with reflective heat. This cactus is beloved, beloved even, for its elegantly knobby branches, night blooming flowers and red, apple-shaped fruit. It thrives best in sandy soils that drain well….