Botanical Name: Agave celsii
 Common Name: Agave
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  • Anatomy

  • Culture

  • Design

Plant Type

Shrub, Succulent


Height Range



Flower Color

Green, Purple, Red


Flower Season


Leaf Color

Green, Blue Green


Bark Color


Fruit Color



Fruit Season



Full, Half, Shade



Very Low, Low, Extra in Summer


Growth Rate



Soil Type

Sandy, Rocky


Soil Condition

Average, Poor, Well-drained


Soil pH

Neutral, Basic


Adverse Factors


Design Styles

Ranch, Spanish


Accenting Features

Specimen, Unusual Foliage


Seasonal Interest


Location Uses

Entry, Parking Strip, Patio, Raised Planter, With Rocks


Special Uses

Container, Filler, Mass Planting, Small Spaces


Attracts Wildlife

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  • Description

  • Notes

This is a medium-sized agave that will grow to about 2' x 2'. The leaves of this plant are very fleshy, and can range from bright green to blue-gray. This agave needs partial shade in the low desert, but can handle up to full sun in cooler climates. Native in eastern Mexico, across the states of Nuevo Leon, Tamaulipas, and Hidalgo.
Frost tolerant to 20 F.