PLANT OF THE MONTH - The Agave ‘Blue Glow’
An Architectural Beauty
This month we’ve given the spotlight to the ‘Blue Glow’ for plant of the month. Part of the Agave family, and child of everyone’s favourite Agave Attenuate, it is commonly known as the Blue Glow Century plant.
It’s been less commonly used and grown in more recent times but we think it deserves to be back in style. We love it’s tight rosette of attractive silvery-blue foliage and sprawling reach. These decorative features mean it’s great as a focal point in a garden or outdoor space, offsetting any garden bed or pot.
We also love how low maintenance the Blue Glow Century plant is. If watering and keeping plants alive isn’t your thing, this plant is for you. Being a desert loving succulent, it is very forgiving. It thrives in full sun and performs best with a well drained soil. This beauty will grow to about 600 x 600 mm wide and is slow going, be sure to consider it’s size when planting.
When handling this plant use caution as the foliage contain spines. Other than that, provide a fully lit position in the sun, on well drained soil, with slow release fertiliser twice a year and the the Blue Glow Century plant with thrive.