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Agaves are succulent plants native to South America; now naturalized in the Mediterranean area, they are quite rustic plants, and if they have been home for a few years and are large they can withstand occasional frosts.
They are planted in full sun, in a very well drained soil; in areas with very cold winters they must be repaired during the cold season, covering them with woven fabric, or growing them in pots, to be moved to a cold greenhouse in early November.
The specimens abode for a long time do not need great care, they are satisfied with the water supplied by the bad weather and do not need fertilizing;
The young plants are to be planted in May-June, and need sporadic watering in the first months, in order to favor the correct rooting.