Agave tequilana, agave azul or blue agave, is used in the production of tequila. Agave nectar, also called agave syrup, a sweetener derived from Agave sap, is used as an alternative to sugar in cooking, and can be added to breakfast cereals as a binding agent.
Agave bovicornuta (Cow Horn Agave) - A very attractive small to medium-sized solitary growing agave from rocky slopes between 3,000 and 6,000 feet in elevation in western Mexico (Sonora, Sinaloa and Chihuahua) that grows to 2 ½ to 3 feet tall by 4 to 5 feet wide with an open rosette of 24 to 30 inch long by 5 ½ to 6 ½ inches wide yellow-green to medium-green leaves that are widest in the middle.
Agave bracteosa (Candelabrum Agave) - Slow growing succulent with 1 foot tall by 18" wide rosettes of unarmed (spineless) pale green leaves. The leaves, which usually number 20 or fewer emerge vertically in the center and arch gracefully back towards the outside of the plant. This plant suckers to gradually form a dense stand.
Agave chiapensis is a species of agave native to the Mexican states of Chiapas and Oaxaca. It has also been reported from Costa Rica and Guatemala. It is a medium-sized agave, with spreading rosettes of light green leaves that are variable but tend toward the ovate.
Agave filifera (thread agave) is a species of flowering plant in the family Asparagaceae, native to Central Mexico from Querétaro to Mexico State. It is a small or medium sized succulent plant that forms stemless rosette up to 3 feet (90 cm) across and up to 2 feet (60 cm) tall.
The native habitat of Agave geminiflora is oak woodlands at 3,000 to 4,000 feet in the Nayarit, Mexico. A great plant in a large container. Similar to Agave filifera ssp multifilifera but Agave geminiflora has more rounded leaves and fewer hairs on the leaf margins.
Agave neglecta is a succulent, suckering species with ascending leaves. It is a short-stemmed member of Agavaceae. The species lacks rhizomes. The arching or reflexed leaf blades are green. It is presumed to flower in early summer. Ecology. The species is a subject of conservation concerns.
Agave verschaffeltii Lem. Agave potatorum, the Verschaffelt agave, is a species of flowering plant in the family Asparagaceae. A smallish and attractive succulent perennial, it is native to partial desert areas of Mexico from Puebla south to Oaxaca.
Agave salmiana is a species of the family Agavaceae, native to central and southern Mexico. It is also reportedly naturalized in South Africa and Spain, specially in the Canary Islands. This species, also called Agave of Salm or Salm-Dick, is dedicated to the German prince and botanist Joseph zu Salm-Reifferscheidt-Dyck (1773-1861).
Agave attenuata (Fox Tail Agave) - This Agave presents to the gardener none of the dangers that its spine-covered relatives do. Massing up to 4 to 5 feet tall by about twice as wide, individual rosettes may reach 4 feet wide atop a stout curving smooth gray stem that rises up to 4 feet tall.
Agave lophantha var. tamaulipasana A.Berger Agave univittata var. tamaulipasana (A.Berger) Jacobson Agave lechuguilla (common name in Chihuahua: lechuguilla, meaning "big lettuce") is an Agave species found only in the Chihuahuan Desert, where it is an indicator species.
A cluster of three Parry’s agave plants. These plants are probably offshoots from a parent that flowered and died many years ago. Photo by Charlie McDonald. Parry’s agaves flowering in an oak-juniper woodland on the Gila National Forest in southwestern New Mexico. Photo by Charlie McDonald.
Incredibly attractive, award-winning Agave victoriae-reginae is an evergreen, perennial succulent forming a perfectly spherical, solitary rosette of thick, smooth and spineless, dark green leaves. Each leaf is adorned with almost 'hand-painted' white
Agave shawii, with the common names coastal agave or Shaw's agave, is a very rare and critically endangered species in the genus Agave native to southwestern California and Baja California. The plant is named for Henry Shaw, the founder of the Missouri Botanical Garden.
Sisal (Agave sisalana) is a species of plants belonging to the Asparagaceae Family, and one whose leaf-derived fibers are regarded as among the most commercially important plant fibers. The Sisal is a short plant with a height of about 0.9 meters and a stalk diameter of around 38 centimeters.