Agave plants have an architectural form to them, no matter what species. They need a little visual space and can hold their own in their very own pot.
- Light - full sun
- Watering - let dry
- Soil - succulent mix
Leaf color can vary as well as the species itself. If you do have a preference in coloration and species we ask that you come visit us at the store to hand select the one of your liking. When placing the order online we will select one for you and can not guarantee an exact coloration or variety.
Images are used for general reference only. The size and shape of each plant will vary.
Agave “Century Plant”
Light: Agave excel with as much direct sun as possible, preferably in an unobstructed south- or west-facing window. They do best with this light intensity, though some “soft” leaved types can also do suitably well in softer sun, such as morning sun in an eastern exposure.
Water: Agave thrives on thorough watering separated by drought - so be sure to allow the soil to dry fully in-between watering. Watering will be less frequent in the winter months. It’s important to use a soil mix that is fast-draining mixed specifically for succulents.
Environment: If you have space for it, agave will thrive outside during the summer months. If you give them this seasonal location, be sure to introduce them slowly to avoid sunburn and clean thoroughly before returning indoors. Otherwise, Agave will enjoy a sunny window position and as arid plants, will not require any surplus humidity in the home.
Toxicity level: Dangerous. Ingestion or skin contact with sap is toxic to humans and pets.
- Sometimes called “century plant,” because many species of agave take years to produce a single flower.
- Agave, like most succulent plants, have a waxy, powdery-like coating on the leaves. This is for heat & light deflection, be careful to not rub it off.
Some agaves are very spiky and sharp. Be careful!
*When planting in a pot without a drainage hole, avoid over watering by estimating 25% of the container’s overall volume, with appropriate drainage materials incorporated when planting.
- Delivery fees are dynamic according to volume ordered and are priced by zip code.
- Delivery fee is charged on top of order total.
- We will either use a third party delivery service or our own in house driver at our discretion.
- Deliveries will be anytime between the hours of 11-6 on the day selected. While we can not guarantee specific time frames, we will do our best to accommodate your preference of timeframe if noted.
- If it is a residential delivery with no doorman, we will reach out to the recipient to arrange delivery prior to scheduling.
- All deliveries are curbside. Driver will not set and place inside home or business.
- If the delivery is returned to Sprout Home due to the recipient not being available, an invoice will be sent to the purchaser for payment due for redelivery.
- Pick up orders will be automatically processed for requested day of pick up between the hours of 11-6.
- Please note which store you are picking up from when ordering. We have two storefronts in Chicago and product availability can vary depending on order.
- We ship USPS priority and USPS ground advantage within the Continental USA. We do not currently accept international orders.
- Timing and fees vary depending on delivery location and size and weight of package.
- We will normally get your package out within 3 business days.
- Not all items are shippable. All live plants and fresh floral are included in those items that we do not ship, they are available for local delivery or Chicago pick up only. The cart will not let you check out with shipping selected if there are only delivery or pick up items available.
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- If a package is returned due to insufficient address we will contact sender for clarification and will need to charge for additional shipping.