Agave ovatifolia

Agave ovatifolia

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Name

Agave ovatifolia

Common name

whales tongue Agave

What you will get

You will receive a just potted 2ltr plant the plant is still small.

About

Agave ovatifolia has large smooth blue-silver leaves with small teeth on the margins which end in a sharp terminal spine. Ovatifolia has proven particularly tolerant of cold and moist climates, so is well worth trying to grow in the milder areas of the UK.

Family

Agavaceae

Origin.

North, Central, and South America and the Caribbean Islands.

Care & planting

The most important thing when growing Agaves in the UK is to keep them dry in winter. If you are growing them in pots this is easy. Move them into a green house or shed ect with good light, and do not water them from October till it warms up in the spring. Make sure if you are growing Agaves in pots that you use a good soil based compost and add a third grit for drainage.

If you are wanting to plant your Agave in the garden you have a couple of options. Firstly you can plant the agave (still in its pot) into the ground. The gravel on the top of the pot allows you to lift the plant in its pot in winter. If you want to permanently plant your Agave in the ground, drainage is key - a slope or raised bed is perfect for this. Make sure to add plenty of gravel to the soil before planting, you can dig a hole and fill it with gravel and plant the Agave in the gravel. It is also recommended to top dress Agaves with gravel too, it keeps the leaves off the soil and makes them look their best. This works if they are in pots or in the ground. Most Agaves are amazingly tough plants and they can take cold temperatures, but they must be dry.

Uses

Great as a pot plant or in the ground in milder areas of the UK. They give a very architectural feel to an exotic garden.

 

Desert To Jungle is a small unique specialist exotic plant nursery based within Somerset, only 5mins from junction 25 of the M5. The plant centre is based around a victorian walled garden, which we have started to plant as a jungle. Visiting us is different to most plant centres and is an adventure. The nursery is run by Rob Gudge who started the business 10 yrs ago . We are extremely Passionate about exotic gardening. We are always available on the phone or in person to provide care and protection advice we can also give help deigning a new exotic bed or even your whole garden. Within our car park is a large exotic border full of some of our favourite exotic plants to help inspire your next exotic scheme.

We have thousands of plants from the normal to outrageous in particular we hold a large variety of Agave's and Succulents with over 80 Varieties of Agave. We also hold the largest selection of Bamboo's within the South West with over 80 Varieties. We have a large variety of Ferns and Tree Ferns with over 50 varieties of ground Ferns, and a large selection of Tree Ferns mainly Dicksonia Antarctica from potter to 10ft tall and having over 100 in stock at anyone time. We also are Proud to have a wide selection of other Dicksonia's and Cyathea's. On the jungle side of things we have many types and sizes of Banana and a large collection of Canna's with up to 30 varieties of virus free plants. We Also stock over 25 varieties of Ginger. We have a wide variety of Palm trees from small to large with over 20 varieties available.

We attend most of the large RHS Garden shows and can bring along plants for you to collect if requested.

We hold a large variety of unusual trees and shrubs from small to specimen in size, we also do a lot of the more common varieties. We also have a large range of herbaceous, exotic annuals and grasses. Come and visit us to find that rare unusual plant you have always been looking for. We hold a huge range of plants and are unable to list them all, if your looking for something specific then please ring to enquire as we have many others but some only in small numbers. We have specimen plants that can be delivered locally and if you are further a field then please phone for a quote on delivery.

The rest of the Team... as well as our human staff, we have a team of animal helpers thats you will meet as you wonder around our goats Esmarelda and Nelson, the cats Desert and Oakley and the dogs Obi and Theo who are always on hand to play with our visitors.

Desert to Jungle, of Taunton, wins gold at Hampton Court Flower Show

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