Agave is a plant which belongs to the Agave genus.
Not a cactus, or related to the similar Aloe plant.
The juice may cause acute contact dermatitis.
The plant has a long life span – up to ten years. However, it only flowers once (a huge stalk), and then dies after flowering.Agave grows as a perennial and is a non-edible succulent. Being a perennial plant, it tends to grow best over several years (approx 3 years and greater). Agave normally grows to a stemless habit. Blue Glow, Sharkskin, Artichoke, Cream Spike, and Kerchovei are some of the most popular varieties of Agave for home gardeners to grow.
Mexico is believed to be where Agave originates from.
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Most species are only hardy to zone 7 or even 9. There is at least one species, Agave neomexicana, that is supposedly grown as far north as zone 5.1
Keep soil moist until the seed has germinated.
These plants have been known to grow well alongside Agave so consider planting:
These plants will not grow well with Agave so avoid planting these within close proximity:
These problems, diseases and pests are known to affect Agave plants:
Also native to SW USA and other parts of central America.
Agave azul is the species used to make Tequila.
Century plant, maguey, American aloe,