Agave Shaka Zulu is a beautiful specimen plant. Named after the most famous Zulu clan chief, Shaka, who reigned the Zulu tribes in the early 1900s, with a fierce reputation for military strategy and warfare.
The dense geometric blue-green rosette of fleshy leaves are edged in red and finish in a fine point reminiscent of Zulu spears.
Bright sunlight preferred.
Water when the soil dries out. Not a particularly thirsty plant, water a couple of times per month March to September. Drought tolerant.
Average and warm household temperatures 16-28°C. Can tolerate low temperatures but preferably keep above 8°C.
Likes things dry. Avoid humidity.
Feed occasionally, perhaps only once or twice a year.
Agave grow from the centre and older foliage dies away as the plant matures. Remove older stems as necessary. Agave are quite happy being somewhat pot-bound.
Height and Growth Rate:
Ultimate height and spread 40cm. Very slow growing.
Sap can be an irritant and the thorn at the tip is sharp!