Agave are rosette-forming succulents with pointy, fleshy fronds, often with terminal points. Flowers are borne on leafless stems from the center of the rosette. In most species, the rosette dies after flowering and offsets emerge to mature.
Noteworthy CharacteristicsRigid, fleshy, pointed leaves often with teeth, in shades of green and green-blue.
CareUnder glass, water freely during summer, let dry in winter. Outside, grow in moderately fertile, very well-drained soil in full sun.
PropagationRemove offsets in sping or autumn.
ProblemsScale and mealybug. Root rot is common in poorly drained soil.