October 10, 2019

Repotting My Agaves

It’s finally feeling like autumn here in the Northeast with cold rain and temperatures expected in the low-60s the rest of the week. My gardeners and outdoor grounds crew are moving all the tropical plants back into the heated greenhouses where they will spend the winter months. They are also busy repotting many of the precious specimens, including my growing collection of agaves.

Agave is a genus of monocots native to the hot and arid regions of the Americas. Many of them have elegant symmetrical rosettes made up of succulent, stiff and well-armed leaves with little or no stem. Some plants get up to 20-feet in diameter, while others grow only to dish-size. I love all agaves and have both large and small varieties in my collection. In fact, many of the plants started as offshoots, or pups, which were removed from adult specimens and replanted right in my greenhouse.

Enjoy these photos.