Moving a Large Fox Tail Agave
In the heat of this past Summer I was demolishing a corner of my backyard after some new fence construction left it in bad shape. There were a few plants I wanted to save - among them a larger Agave attenuata "Boutin Blue". They look delicate but true to their Agave lineage are tough and quick rooters.
It took a little effort to dig up (carefully) - but was much easier than I had expected.
I was hopeful that the amount of roots I saved would be enough to aid in recovery. Frankly I've seen people just use a saw to cut through the stalk, put the plant straight in the ground and wait for the adventitious roots to develop.
As it turned out the plant was happier in it's new location - yay!
It's definitely worth saving large Aloe / Agave / Cacti. They take so long to grow and buying a full size specimen like the above is just too expensive!