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Ramona, CA
(Zone 9b)

November 7, 2009
2:16 AM

Post #7249174

I live in So. Cal and would like to repot an Agave victoriea-reginae. Is the time of year safe to do so and is it necessary to remove all the soil from the root system before repotting?
Thanks Jim


Acton, CA
(Zone 8b)

November 7, 2009
4:34 AM

Post #7249466

Most Agaves are pretty easy to repot, and just about any time of year... though the growing seasons are preferable to now (spring to summer).. However, if you keep it warm you can pretty much do anything you want to most Agaves here in southern California and they will do fine. Keep soil, get rid of it (I prefer the latter)... you can even rip off most of the old roots with little danger of damaging the plant... but I dont recommend doing this if you don't have to. Just don't overpot (too large a pot) as these Agaves rot easily if kept too moist, as they can be in large pots.

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