October 19, 2023

Repotting Young Agaves

Here at my Bedford, New York farm, my gardeners and outdoor grounds crew are busy gathering all the tropical plants, so they can be moved into their designated heated greenhouses for the winter season. This is also a good time to do any repotting if necessary - and this year, we're transplanting some of my young agaves into larger containers.

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.