Tequila Plant

Beverly Erlebacher bae at cs.toronto.edu
Mon Nov 2 16:28:02 EST 1998

In article <3640d416.6320213 at enews.newsguy.com>,
pat darwin <where51 at hotmail.com> wrote:
>A friend brought back a Tequila plant as a gift from Arizona.  The
>write-up says that the plant, a member of the Agave cactus family,
>grows to enormous size and produces huge fruits used in the
>manufacture of Tequila.  All through Spring and Summer it has been
>thriving on the windowsill in a clay pot and has been growing steadily
>with daily watering and Miracle Grow about every 3 weeks.  Now that
>Winter is approaching, I am hesitant to leave it on the cold
>windowsill, but moving it anywhere else would mean no direct sunlight.
>We live in NJ.   Does anyone have information on the best way to care
>for this unusual plant?

It gets cold in the Arizona desert, so don't worry about chilling it.  
Cut back on watering and stop fertilizing until the days get longer again.
It will be just fine on the windowsill as long as it doesn't touch the 
glass when the outside temp is low enough to freeze it.

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