Botanical Name: Agave macroacantha
 Common Name: Large-spine Agave
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  • Anatomy

  • Culture

  • Design

Plant Type

Shrub, Succulent


Height Range



Flower Color

Red, Yellow


Flower Season


Leaf Color

Blue Green, Grey Green


Bark Color


Fruit Color



Fruit Season



Full, Half



Very Low, Low


Growth Rate



Soil Type

Sandy, Rocky


Soil Condition

Average, Poor, Well-drained


Soil pH



Adverse Factors


Design Styles

Ranch, Spanish, Wild Garden


Accenting Features

Unusual Foliage


Seasonal Interest


Location Uses

Parking Strip, Patio, Raised Planter, With Rocks


Special Uses

Container, Mass Planting, Small Spaces


Attracts Wildlife

Information by:

Photographer: Mountain States Nursery

  • Description

  • Notes

A medium sized agave growing to about 2' x 2'. The leaves are gray blue about 1" wide by a foot or so in length. It makes a good container plant and will offset to form a nice colony. In the low desert will benefit from some shade. Native to Mexico.
Frost tolerant to 25 F.