Cactus and Succulents - Every 2 Week

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 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.

Agave lophantha

Medium-sized agave to 36″ with vigorous teeth, occasional offsets

Agave macroacantha

Medium agave, 2 to 3 feet across. Narrow leaves with vigorous terminal spines, turn black with age. Will form dense clumps.

Agave marmorata

Generally solitary medium sized agave with upright rosettes, grey leaves with short marginal teeth. Used to make Pulque, a thick alcoholic drink.

Agave montana

3-4ft rosettes, high altitude agave. Prolific marginal teeth when mature. Red terminal spines.

Agave neomexicana

Medium rosettes to 24″; thick slender concave leaves, bluish green; strong teeth

Agave nizandensis

Small, low growing, with narrow spidery arms stretching along the ground. Dark green with a narrow light green stripe in the middle. Less sun than most agaves. Frost-sensitive.

Agave ocahui

Native to Mexican hillsides, 18 to 24″, sharp terminal spines

Agave ovatifolia

Large, regular agave gets 4 ft. across, with wide blue leaves and small marginal teeth.