Agave desmettiana

Smooth Century Plant

Boething Treeland Farms grows over 1,200 varieties of trees, shrubs, perennials and specialty plants on ten California nurseries to serve the wholesale landscape and nursery industries throughout the Western United States and beyond.

Plant Type: Shrubs / Succulents

Evergreen-Deciduous: Evergreen

Overall Mature Size: Small

Also Grown As: Bush

Mature Height & Spread: 2-3' x 2-3'

Natural Growth Habit: Clumping

Native To: Mexico and Central America

Exposure: Full Sun

Water: Medium Water, Low Water

Flower Color: Yellow

Special Features: Attracts Birds/Butterflies / Deer Resistant / Drought Resistant

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Sunset Garden Zones: 13, 20-24

A Bit More

A dwarf Agave prized for its curled nearly spineless leaves and attractive structure, Agave desmettiana is an evergreen succulent native to eastern Mexico. The narrow blue-green leaves arch downward to create a rosette. Given good drainage and plenty of sun with little to moderate water in a temperate environment, you will have a friend for life. Popular in containers and water-conserving gardens, it will reach approximately 3 feet tall with double that spread. While flowers appear in 10 or so years, they do not signal the death of the plant as “pups” or “offshoots” will, by that time, ensure its survival.

A Bit More

A dwarf Agave prized for its curled nearly spineless leaves and attractive structure, Agave desmettiana is an evergreen succulent native to eastern Mexico. The narrow blue-green leaves arch downward to create a rosette. Given good drainage and plenty of sun with little to moderate water in a temperate environment, you will have a friend for life. Popular in containers and water-conserving gardens, it will reach approximately 3 feet tall with double that spread. While flowers appear in 10 or so years, they do not signal the death of the plant as “pups” or “offshoots” will, by that time, ensure its survival.