Fast growing, moderately branchy, to 6ft tall and nearly as wide. Sports massive rosettes of spoon-shaped leaves, up to 20″ wide! This species will continue to flourish after flowering. Prefers afternoon shade.
Bushy shrub to 16″; red-edged in sun; thick long leaves
Bushy shrub to 10″t; bright red-edged in full sun; thick long leaves
Bushy shrub 2 to 4ft.; Pink edges in sun; thick long leaves
Bushy shrub to 10″t; red-tipped in full sun; thick long leaves
Shrub, stems to 3ft. w/tight glossy green rosettes – small in summer
Small, shrubby to 12″, with small dense green rosettes
Large, low solitary rosette followed by large red bloom spray. Monocarpic.
Unusual oval leaves, brightly colored. Branchy, a low-growing almost shrub-like form. Yellow flowers. Protect from frost.
Low growing, branching from base; rosettes to 10″d.
Low growing large green rosettes to 20″, spreads quickly
Large, solitary, flat rosettes on short unbranched stems. Bright green leaves.
Large rosettes with wavy leaves. 4 foot tall solitary stems, branch from the base.
Mostly flat broad rosettes, wide, rounded green leaves
20″d. solitary rosettes on 30″t. stems
Thick green leaves, flattened rosettes. Branches readily, stays low.
A. guiengola “Creme Brulee”
Thick variegated leaves with cream-colored margins and tiny dark marginal teeth. 3 to 4 feet across. Prefers afternoon shade inland and in hotter climates, all day sun at the coast.
Bluish green w/strong green marginal stripes in shade
Wide soft leaves of a pale gold-green emerge from a tight central spear to arch gracefully back. Offsets readily. Keep protected from frost.
Large soft green leaves w/strong white marginal stripes.
Bluish green w/strong white marginal stripes
Large mounds of arching, curving leaves to 12″. Grows on rocky cliffs.
2-4ft. rosettes; up-curving green leaves w/cream margin
Green, toothy rosettes to 30″
Stemless rosettes, 2 to 3ft. Soft green leaves. Can handle full sun at the coast, but needs afternoon shade inland. Protect from frost.
Small clusters of warty 8″ rosettes. Marginal spines and orange flowers.
Dense clumps of stemless rosettes to 24″ w/filiferous margins
Rosettes to 3ft. Thin, flexible bright green leaves
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.
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.