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Agave

Agave

Agave Plant Features

Agave is a bold, exotic houseplant that's sure to lend interesting texture to your home. The agave family includes large and small varieties in a variety of colors, so there's one for just about every look. Agave are beautiful indoor plants that work particularly well with the modern look, but they're also perfect for more eclectic decor styles. Indoors, most agave won't flower, but that's all right because they tend to have such interesting leaves -- especially variegated varieties. 

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Agave Growing Instructions

Agave are low-water indoor plants. Many varieties are actually native to hot, arid areas of Mexico and Central America -- so as long as you have plenty of light (they're sun worshippers) you should expect them to thrive with minimal watering in your home. They're also particularly good plants for decorating a sunny deck, patio, or balcony over the hot summer months. 

Note: Agave is not meant for human or animal consumption. 


  • Light

    Indoors: High light

  • Colors

    Blue, Green, Silver, Variegated

  • Water

    Low water needs

  • Special Features

    Colorful foliage


Complement your Agave with these varieties:
Succulents
Indoors, accent agave with other low-water, sun-loving succulents.

Snake Plant
Snake plant can survive a similar watering schedule as agave and accents agave's bold texture.

Sago Palm
Sago palm's soft texture looks beautiful against the architectural structure of agave.


Varieties: Our Favorites

Agave potatorum Butterfly Agave

Agave potatorum

Butterfly agave shows off lovely blue-gray leaves tipped in showy spines. It's a slow grower to 2 feet wide.

Exotic Angel
Agave geminiflora Twin-Flower Agave

Agave geminiflora

Twin-flower agave is a delightful variety that shows off fine leaves that give the impression of bursting fireworks. Though it's called twin-flower agave, it rarely flowers indoors.

Exotic Angel
Agave desmettiana 'Variegata' Variegated Smooth Agave

Agave desmettiana 'Variegata'

Variegated smooth agave is a showstopping plant that offers blue-green leaves variegated with gold. It's often used as an annual, but in regions where it will survive the winter, it can grow to be 5 feet tall and wide. Zones 10-11

Desert Escape