In my recent visit with my awesome designer friend Cindy Davison from The Succulent Perch , I was gifted this beautiful Agave potatorum ‘Kisho Khan’ also referred to as Agave potatorum ‘Kichiokan’ or common name of Dwarf Butterfly Agave. San Marcos Grower, a reputable wholesale nursery who I trust with information, noted … ” This is a small tight-growing agave to 12 inches tall by 18 inches wide with short gray leaves and red spines. This is thought to be a Japanese cultivar of Agave potatorum and it is the variegated form called ‘Kichiokan Marginata’ or ‘Kissho Kan’, very slow growing and highly sought after. Grow in full sun to light shade in hot climates. ”
Re potting is a good time to check for any damaged, unwanted or rotting leaves as well as any pests that maybe hiding in the soil.
This white root is working its way up to possibly create a new baby but I decided to completely cut it off to allow room for the other roots to spread.
Mama is potted on her own container. I like to plant my succulents slightly higher (above the rim), create a mound and flap the roots over the mound. It allows the roots to have a good start and spread.
I use a good amount of pumice to the potting mix which will aid in the aeration and drainage.
Hope you enjoyed this part of my blog. ~ Till next time ~