Several years ago, I planted a single (1' diameter) agave parryi (AKA blue agave) in the middle of a large 2' diameter container. Over time (and with a lot of neglect), many baby offshoot agaves arrived and are now severly crowding the "parent" agave.
Can someone provide advice on how to safely remove the offshoots? What tools should I use (shovel, electric hedgcutter, heavy leather gloves)? Do I try to remove all plants from pot, cut the babies off with a shovel and then replant the parent? Do I need to apply a salve to the cut parts?
I am sorry that I was unable to post a photo.
Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thank you in advance for your advice.