The Agave Shaka Zulu is a brilliant Succulent! Its Blue-green leaves look like a long-lost jewel of the sea. This sea urchin-looking plant couldn’t be further from its underwater look-alike!
The thick leaves give this plant drought-tolerant qualities and make it great for those looking for a splash of colour without the upkeep.
Key Benefits of Agave 'Shaka Zulu'
The Agave plant has adapted to harsh climates making it a pro when it comes to handling droughts or neglect. In fact the Agave plant is an introvert and would prefer it if you left it alone for a few weeks in between watering!
Agave 'Shaka Zulu' Plant Care Tips
Made to live in the sun! The Agave Shaka Zulu loves sunshine. More equals better with this little plant. Put the Agave in a window sill that receives lots of natural sunlight.
No sunlight? No problem! Place the plant under a light fixture that has a LED bulb with high lumen. Make sure it gets a minimum of 6hrs of uninterrupted light every day.
Go Easy on the water! Unlike us these guys do not get thirsty after sitting in the sun all day. Only water when the soil has completely dried out and the leaves look slightly deflated.
The Agave 'Shaka Zulu' Plant Story
Where is it from?
This cultivar was created by Kelly Griffin when she crossed the Agave Attenuata and Agave Ocahui. Both are native to Mexico.
Who is Agave 'Shaka Zulu'?
The Agave 'Shaka Zulu' is more than just a tongue twister. The thick succulent leaves come to a sharp point, giving it a fierce appearance. Named after the Zulu chief, Shaka. The founder of the South African Zulu empire.
This Agave has several common names one of them being Blue Glow and it's easy to see why!
Good For You!
Calm: For all this plant's fierceness, it's pop of colour brings a subtle calmness to any office or living room. Not needing much to be happy, the little plant reminds us to slow down.
Is the Agave 'Shaka Zulu' the right plant for me?
Pet Friendly: No, the Agave can be mildly toxic when ingested. Keep away from overly curious pets.
Plant Care Level: Easy
Instead place the plant on a bookshelf or up high in a window sill where pets and children won’t mistake it for a quick snack.
Agave Succulent 'Shaka Zulu' Care Guide
Bright Direct Sunlight for a minimum of 6 hrs.
Water sparingly and only once the soil has completely dried out.
Prone to freezing, Anything lower than 8°C is too chilly. The Ideal temperature range is between 16-28°C.
Gently whip the leaves down with a microfiber cloth once every few weeks.