|These mostly large-sized perennials grow in a rosette of succulent, spiny, sharply pointed leaves, from which tequila is made. Rope, food, soap and other products are also made from the fibers and pulp. Some send up a tall flower spike annually, while others bloom only every 30 to 40 years. Several types die after flowering, but new plants may develop from suckers at their base. Native to the warm arid parts of the Americas, these plants need excellent drainage. Fire-retardant, drought-resistant and often grow in containers. Give partial shade in the hot, dry desert and protect from frost and soaking winter rains.
The narrow, green leaves of this ball-like rosette are edged with fine, white threads that glow when backlit. Rarely flowers but when it does bloom, it produces a 6-foot tall spike with greenish flowers that turn maroon with age.
Attributes - Agave filifera
Plant Type: Shrub, Succulent
Height: 1 ft. to 2 ft.
Width: 2 ft.
Sunlight: Full Sun, Partial Sun
Climate: Zones 7, 8, 9, 10
Notes: Thrives in Dry Climates, Hot Climates. Container Plants, Drought Tolerant, Low Maintenance. Susceptible to Root Rot.
Agave americana, Agave angustifolia, Agave attenuata, Agave huachucensis, Agave ocahui, Agave palmeri, Agave parryi, Agave salmiana, Agave schidigera, Agave shawii, Agave stricta, Agave victoriae-reginae, Agave vilmoriniana