Problem with exotic plant

Noel Hegarty asked 12 years ago

I had my garden planted up professionally last Summer. It’s small and mostly container/sleeper beds. The attached photos show an exotic cactus like plant that has struggled over the last few freezing months. The leaves have now gone mushy. Can you advise if it’s dead or if there’s anything that I can do now to protect it?

1 Answers

Gerry Daly Staff answered 3 years ago
This is a variegated agave plant, which is not fully hardy and has suffered from frost. It would be fine in 19 years out of 20 where you are near the coast in Dublin but last winter was exceptional.

The main growing point looks like it might have survived … wait and see what happens. Rotted parts with shivel up.

It could be covered with a couple of old blankets when freezing weather of minus 3 degrees Celsius or below is expected.