the first time in many years my Agave attenuata have been
damaged by frost this winter. What should I do?
long as the centre of the plant is still undamaged your agaves will
survive. If you want to tidy them up quickly, you can simply cut
back the damaged leaves with a sharp knife or scissors - the cuts
usually heal over quickly. But if you can stand the unsightliness
of them for a while longer, it might pay to wait a few more weeks
until the risk of further frost damage has passed.
Gardener, Issue 203, 2006, Page 31
Reproduced with permission from the former Weekend Gardener magazine. The views expressed here are not necessarily those of the RNZIH.