Cactus and Tender Succulents forum: Plant turning yellow

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tw1067
Jul 7, 2017 1:38 PM CST
I am not sure if this is an agave, aloe or something else. Moved into the home 6 months ago and two are turning yellow. I read that it might be too much water. It's been around 110 degrees last two weeks here in AZ. Any ideas? thanks.
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mcvansoest
Jul 7, 2017 2:09 PM CST
It is an Agave and if it is sitting in full sun it is doing what just about every other landscape agave that is not getting almost daily water is doing.

How often do you water it, is it on a drip system? Agaves do not like to sit for long with wet feet, but right now it is so hot that it is hard to give them any kind of wet feet in the first place.

Given that the plant's core looks good, but clearly stressed - the folded up leaves are a sign it is not enjoying the high Ts and the very sharp sun - it is likely just a reaction to the excessive summer heat we have been having.

Do you know if this plant has been in the ground long or did it get planted when you moved in?

Once the monsoon starts (if it is a good one that is) the clouds you will be seeing more off will help give it some relief.

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