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by Tropic Plunder
Sun Jan 13, 2019 5:11 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Is it possible to transplant a large Agave Americana in winter?
Replies: 20
Views: 1746

Is it possible to transplant a large Agave Americana in winter?

Certainly was. Luckily the chap I bought it from had his son help him dig it up ready for when I got there. Had to get it out alone once I got home though!!
by otorongo
Sun Jan 13, 2019 4:20 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Is it possible to transplant a large Agave Americana in winter?
Replies: 20
Views: 1746

Is it possible to transplant a large Agave Americana in winter?

That's a monster! Must have been a challenge to move such a fierce, prickly plant of this size.
by Tropic Plunder
Sun Jan 13, 2019 4:02 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Is it possible to transplant a large Agave Americana in winter?
Replies: 20
Views: 1746

Is it possible to transplant a large Agave Americana in winter?

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Just got it home and potted it up. Pot is too small really, but will do until it's planted out in its permanent place. Weighs a bloody tonne!!
by tatter
Sat Jan 12, 2019 10:59 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Is it possible to transplant a large Agave Americana in winter?
Replies: 20
Views: 1746

Is it possible to transplant a large Agave Americana in winter?

As Grevilleaj said a framework is need for rain shelter to allow air movement , Just draping polythene over would not be good
by Tropic Plunder
Sat Jan 12, 2019 8:54 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Is it possible to transplant a large Agave Americana in winter?
Replies: 20
Views: 1746

Is it possible to transplant a large Agave Americana in winter?

Thanks for your input guys... decided to take the plunge and buy it! :shock:
Too good a price to pass up considering it's on my wanted list. Just hope it fits in the car now!! :DD
by GREVILLEAJ
Fri Jan 11, 2019 11:21 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Is it possible to transplant a large Agave Americana in winter?
Replies: 20
Views: 1746

Is it possible to transplant a large Agave Americana in winter?

Welcome to HTUK, TP icon_cheers Pity they don't want to wait till next Spring to have it dug out. Even if you cut away a large amount of root as well as a few older leaves to have it potted it should still keep outside in south facing protection. The key is to keep it dry. A plastic drape might enco...
by Tropic Plunder
Fri Jan 11, 2019 2:36 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Is it possible to transplant a large Agave Americana in winter?
Replies: 20
Views: 1746

Is it possible to transplant a large Agave Americana in winter?

The patio by the house is currently a winter home to a large Butia and Trachycarpus, so space is at a premium. I know these need full sun generally speaking, but thinking it could sit under shelter of a tree for the winter months until it's planted out in spring?...I have some polythene sheeting lef...
by tatter
Fri Jan 11, 2019 2:09 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Is it possible to transplant a large Agave Americana in winter?
Replies: 20
Views: 1746

Is it possible to transplant a large Agave Americana in winter?

Whilst it is not ideal of course my thoughts are that it needs to be potted certainly.If no greenhouse is available I would keep it as close to the house as possible preferably south facing and erect a rain shelter over it /pop up greenhouse . By the way Welcome to the forum
by Tropic Plunder
Fri Jan 11, 2019 11:14 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Is it possible to transplant a large Agave Americana in winter?
Replies: 20
Views: 1746

Is it possible to transplant a large Agave Americana in winter?

My understanding is that they are quite hardy if kept dry through winter, especially at this size. I was thinking along similar lines regards a pot, although it will be far too large to house in the conservatory. Maybe a sheltered corner of the garden will do... just a little apprehensive about shel...
by otorongo
Fri Jan 11, 2019 11:09 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Is it possible to transplant a large Agave Americana in winter?
Replies: 20
Views: 1746

Is it possible to transplant a large Agave Americana in winter?

I have no experience with this plant, but I'm guessing rot is your biggest potential enemy. Do you have a way to keep it dry until it gets warmer? Maybe you can put it in a large pot for now and keep it in a greenhouse?
by Tropic Plunder
Fri Jan 11, 2019 10:52 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Is it possible to transplant a large Agave Americana in winter?
Replies: 20
Views: 1746

Is it possible to transplant a large Agave Americana in winter?

Tempted to buy a large 4ft by 6ft across Agave (Century Plant) that I have seen on eBay; the only issue I have, is that the buyer has to transplant the plant themselves which will mean digging it up now, and with several months of cold weather ...
by tatter
Fri Nov 30, 2018 7:52 pm
Forum: Hardiness, Overwintering and Protection
Topic: What would you grow ??
Replies: 7
Views: 926

What would you grow ??

... plants. Has as been previously said cacti and succulents are good to over winter in cold greenhouse(I also overwinter Aeoniums Echiveria small agave ,small palms, Cycas revoluta,cannas and young Banana`s in mine .I do also throw fleece over them also if getting down near freezing outside. Im ...
by tracky ted
Wed Nov 14, 2018 7:03 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: AGAVE GROWTH RATE
Replies: 0
Views: 2093

AGAVE GROWTH RATE

I wanted to record how much my Agaves grow . So on the 23 sept 2017 I wrote the date on a plant label and using no nails adhesive fixed it on the newest leaf top thorn. So on the 14th of November 2018 the Americana Variegata had grown six leafs and the Wocomahi had grown seven over fourteen months. ...
by GREVILLEAJ
Mon Nov 12, 2018 11:49 pm
Forum: Cacti & Succulents, (including Yucca and Rock Plants)
Topic: problem agave franzosinii
Replies: 3
Views: 661

problem agave franzosinii

You're welcome, Tatter. I only wish I had my franzosinii to experience this problem this past summer as after some 25 years my prize Agave was turned to mush by the beast from the east.