The agave plant also referred to as the “century plant,” claims its origin in Mexico’s hot and arid suburbs. It was first put into use by the Mayan communities, who discovered its healing properties. Traditionally, agave plants heal open wounds, treat insect bites, treat certain skin disorders (e.g., inflammation, menstrual problems, etc.
If you live in an area with sustained cold, bring your agaves indoors for the winter, or leave them inside year-round. Here are some tips:
- Most species require bright light to retain their unique forms-especially when kept indoors
- Stronger light is preferable or they begin to stretch and distort from the typical rosette form
- In containers, watering once a week is sufficient (agaves prefer to dry out between watering)