Agave attenuata

Agave attenuata (Agave)

Agavaceae | Cactus

Native To:

Plateau of central Mexico

Plant Status:

Secure

Plant Habit:

Shrub

Plant Habitat:

Temperate and subtropical climates

Cultural Uses

Used as a garden ornament and/or buffer because it is spineless.

Interesting Fact

  • Develops a curved stem, unlike other varieties of agave; often referred to as a “lion’s tail.”
  • Not the type of agave used to make tequila or the agave sweetener.

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