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Types of Agave Plants

Agave ​Angustifolia​
Agave ​Angustifolia​

In Joachin Thiede's treatment in the Illustrated Handbook of Succulent Plants: Monocotyledons (2001) he lists the Agave angustifolia complex under Agave vivipara and this plant as Agave vivipara 'Marginata', but this name is not widely followed in the horticultural trades with most still referring to this plant as Agave angustifolia.

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Agave ​Anomala​
Agave ​Anomala​

Agave anomala Agave anomala growing succulent leaf plant of the genus Agave, Agave anomala perennial evergreen plant, the plant dies after the bloom and the young plant grow instead and also used as ornamental drought tolerant plant, can grow in desert, subtropical, mediterranean or tropic climate.

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Agave Azul​
Agave Azul​

Agave tequilana, commonly called blue agave (agave azul) or tequila agave, is an agave plant that is an important economic product of Jalisco, Mexico, due to its role as the base ingredient of tequila, a popular distilled beverage.

Agave ​Bovicornuta​
Agave ​Bovicornuta​

Agave bovicornuta Agave bovicornuta growing succulent leaf plant of the genus Agave, Agave bovicornuta perennial evergreen plant, the plant dies after the bloom and the young plant grow instead and also used as ornamental drought tolerant plant, can grow in desert, subtropical, mediterranean or tropic climate.

Agave ​Bracteosa​
Agave ​Bracteosa​

Agave bracteosa Agave bracteosa growing succulent leaf plant of the genus Agave, Agave bracteosa perennial evergreen plant, the plant dies after the bloom and the young plant grow instead and also used as ornamental drought tolerant plant, can grow in desert, subtropical, mediterranean or tropic climate.

Agave ​Chiapensis​
Agave ​Chiapensis​

Agave chiapensis Agave chiapensis growing succulent leaf plant of the genus Agave, Agave chiapensis perennial evergreen plant, the plant dies after the bloom and the young plant grow instead and also used as ornamental drought tolerant plant, can grow in desert, subtropical, mediterranean or tropic climate.

Agave ​Cupreata​
Agave ​Cupreata​

Agave cupreata Agave cupreata growing succulent leaf plant of the genus Agave, Agave cupreata perennial evergreen plant, the plant dies after the bloom and the young plant grow instead and also used as ornamental drought tolerant plant, can grow in desert, subtropical, mediterranean or tropic climate.

Agave Deserti​
Agave Deserti​

The Plants Database includes the following 2 subspecies of Agave deserti .Click below on a thumbnail map or name for subspecies profiles.

Agave ​Eggersiana​
Agave ​Eggersiana​

See the map with designated critical habitat areas: Agave eggersiana Index Map (PDF 288KB) Species Description Agave eggersiana is a robust perennial herb in the Agavaceae family (century plant family) that only grows on the dry eastern side of the Island of St. Croix in the U.S. Virgin Islands (USVI).

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Agave Filifera​
Agave Filifera​

Agave filifera growing Succulent leaf plant of the genus Agave, Agave filifera perennial evergreen plant, the plant dies after the bloom and the young plant grow instead and also used as ornamental drought tolerant plant, can grow in desert, subtropical, mediterranean or tropic climate.

Agave ​Fourcroydes​
Agave ​Fourcroydes​

Agave fourcroydes Agave fourcroydes growing succulent leaf plant of the genus Agave, Agave fourcroydes perennial evergreen plant, the plant dies after the bloom and the young plant grow instead and also used as ornamental drought tolerant plant, can grow in desert, subtropical, mediterranean or tropic climate.

Agave ​Geminiflora​
Agave ​Geminiflora​

We have grown our plants from seed collected from plants flowering in the garden. The species name 'geminiflora', meaning "twin flowered" is in reference to the flower pairs. The native habitat of Agave geminiflora is oak woodlands at 3,000 to 4,000 feet in the Nayarit, Mexico.

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Agave ​Neglecta​
Agave ​Neglecta​

Agave neglecta Agave neglecta growing succulent leaf plant of the genus Agave, Agave neglecta perennial evergreen plant, the plant dies after the bloom and the young plant grow instead and also used as ornamental drought tolerant plant, can grow in desert, subtropical, mediterranean or tropic climate.

Agave ​Potatorum​
Agave ​Potatorum​

Agave potatorum Agave potatorum growing succulent leaf plant of the genus Agave also known as Century plant, Agave potatorum perennial evergreen plant, the plant dies after the bloom and the young plant grow instead and also used as ornamental drought tolerant, can grow in desert, subtropical, mediterranean, tropic or temperate climate.

Agave ​Salmiana​
Agave ​Salmiana​

Agave salmiana Agave salmiana growing succulent leaf plant of the genus Agave, Agave salmiana perennial evergreen plant, the plant dies after the bloom and the young plant grow instead and also used as ornamental drought tolerant plant, can grow in desert, subtropical, mediterranean or tropic climate.

Century Plant​
Century Plant​

Incredibly beautiful and majestic, Agave americana (Century Plant) is a very large, evergreen perennial forming handsome rosettes of thick, spiny-edged, blue-green leaves, up to 6 ft. long (180 cm). The older leaves often gracefully arch down, suggest

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Foxtail Agave​
Foxtail Agave​

Description: Agave attenuata is a native Mexican plant that forms rosettes of succulent-like, soft fleshy, lime green to bluish leaves. The 60cm (23 inch) leaves are somewhat translucent, with no spines.

Lechuguilla​
Lechuguilla​

Lechuguilla: Agave lechuguilla Our favorite common name for this plant is "shindagger." We commonly contend with this plant during our travels in Carlsbad Caverns National Park. Diana once had a Lechuguilla spine in her leg for 6 months before it dissolved. A member of the Agave family, it is an indicator species for the Chihuahuan Desert.

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Octopus ​Agave​
Octopus ​Agave​

Agave vilmoriniana (Octopus Agave) - A very unusual looking succulent with narrow green leaves that twist back towards the ground, making it look like a 4 feet tall and wide octopus with outreaching tentacles. Arching deeply furrowed leaves are unarmed, making this Agave a relatively safe plant for walkway areas or container growing.

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Parry's Agave​
Parry's Agave​

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.

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Queen ​Victoria Agave​
Queen ​Victoria Agave​

Agave plants grow best in the Southwest and ... How many Agave victoriae-reginae (Queen Victoria Century Plant) do I need for my garden? Percent of Area %

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Shaw's Agave​
Shaw's Agave​

Agave shawii (Shaw's Agave) Shaw's Agave, Century Plant Shaw's Agave, Coastal Agave Particularly stunning when lit by the morning or late afternoon sun, Agave shawii (Coastal Agave) is an evergreen, perennial succulent forming a rosette of fleshy, sword-shaped, green leaves which radiate gracefully from the center of the plant, giving it a neat and rounded shape.

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Sisal​
Sisal​

Plant Description and Life Cycle. 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.

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Utah Agave​
Utah Agave​

Small, stout Agave with wide, toothed leaves, native to the deserts of Southwestern U.S. Mature plants bloom in late winter, producing clusters of deep yellow flowers arranged along a 6 to 12 ft. tall spike. Spreads slowly, forming clumps. Adds wonderful texture to natural and hillside plantings.

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