AGAVE

The Agave (pronounced a-GAH-vay) plant is a genus native to hot and arid regions of the Americas and tropical areas of South America. Some 200 species of the Agave genus belong to the family Asparagaceae (formerly Agavaceae). Agave plant types thrive in intense heat and sun and require very little supplemental water to survive. Most varieties are evergreen with very little ability to handle frost. Generally hardy in U.S. zones 8-11. Often confused with cactus or aloes because of their sharp teeth and spikes. However, the Agave plant is actually a succulent.  Furthermore, you can learn about many different Agave varieties in our post here.

See related article: Agave Plant Types – Best Agave Varieties

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Agave ovatifolia "Whale's tongue"
Agave ovatifolia "Whale's tongue"
Agave tequilana (tequila agave)
Agave tequilana (tequila agave)
Agave
Agave desmettiana 'Variegata'
Agave victoriae-reginae
Agave victoriae-reginae
Agave parryi var truncata
Agave parryi var truncata
Agave americana 'Marginata'
Agave americana 'Marginata'
Agave
Agave attenuata (fox tail agave)
Agave
Agave angustifolia 'Marginata' and Agave americana
Agave
Agave salmiana 'Variegata'
Agave 'Blue Glow'
Agave 'Blue Glow'
Agave 'Blue Glow'
Agave 'Blue Glow'
Agave mapisaga
Agave mapisaga
Agave franzosinii
Agave franzosinii
Agave
Agave Bloom
Agave
Agave
Agave
Agave Bloom
Agave
Agave bovicornuta
Agave Plant Types Best Agave Varieties
Agave Plant Types Best Agave Varieties
Agave
Agave Desmettiana Variegated Marginata with Echeverias
Agave Plant Types | Best Agave Varieties
Agave parryi variety truncata - Artichoke Agave

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