Cactus and Succulents

Agave bracteosa

Large mounds of arching, curving leaves to 12″. Grows on rocky cliffs.

Agave colorata

Toothy rosettes 2 to 4 feet across, some offsets; Mexico

Agave deserti

Large rosettes to 36″ – protect from winter rains.

Agave ellemeetiana “Satina”

Stemless rosettes, 2 to 3ft. Soft green leaves. Can handle full sun at the coast, but needs afternoon shade inland. Protect from frost.

Agave ferdinandi-regis

A. nickelsiae

Large thick green leaves with striking white markings. Aggresive thick black terminal spines. Upright habit, to 18″.

Agave filifera

Dense clumps of stemless rosettes to 24″ w/filiferous margins

Agave funkiana

High altitude Mexican species; Full sun, clumping rosettes to 3′

Agave gentryi

Distinctive large solitary agave. Aggresive marginal teeth. Wide light-green leaves.

Agave gentryi “Jaws”

Remarkably toothy, deep green leaves with bright red marginal spines fading to brown with age. 4 to 6 feet across, but may get 8 to 10 feet according to the UC Botanic Gardens.

Agave horrida

Solitary Agave with stout deep green leaves and a very symmetrical habit. The dramatically toothy leaves start with a dark red-brown edging that fades to silver as they mature. Deer resistant.

Agave isthmensis

Thick blue leaves with deep marginal lobes and reddish terminal spines.