Agave xylonacantha is a plant species native to Hidalgo, Tamaulipas, Guanajuato and Queretaro in Mexico, but commonly cultivated as an ornamental on other regions. They produce a basal rosette of up to 180 cm (6 feet) in diameter. Leaves are sword-shaped, up to 90 cm (3 feet) long and 7.5 cm (3 inches) across, each ending in a spine about 4– 5 cm (1.6-2 inches) long. Margins of the leaves have spines up to 3 cm (1.2 inches) across. This gives the margins an undulating appearance. Flowering stalks can reach a height of 3.3 m (11 feet). Flowers are up to 3.5 cm (1.5 inches) in diameter with greenish tepals.
Please note that no two plants are exactly the same, that’s what makes them so unique! There may be some slight variations in height, width, amount of leaves, etc. We do our best to ensure your plants are consistent and keep our listings updated. As these are live plants, they change frequently.
We have the ability to procure hundreds of varieties of plants from 2 inches to 5 gallons. If you do not see what you are looking for, please send us a message and we will see if we can help!
BARE ROOT NOTIFICATION-
Most cactus and agaves are available bare root, this can simplify shipping and dramatically decrease the package weight. Almost all plants over 1 gallon in size will be shipped bare root.
Please note, shipments to Hawaii, Alaska and international have greater costs for shipping. We will help you find the best freight quotes we can. Plants shipped to Hawaii cannot include soil.
We cannot guarantee any plants shipped internationally. Please check with your customs department to see if you need any special certifications. Almost all plants shipped internationally require a Phytosanitary Certificate from the US Department of Agriculture, you can purchase them in our shop.
This magical, mystical plant is the queen of the southwest. It’s known for the key ingredient in tequila and mezcal, but also has other medicinal qualities. Even more impressive than the stately silhouettes in soft spectrums of greens and blues is their drought-tolerant qualities. Perfect for today’s world. Our healthy plants are grown here in Arizona. With over 57 varieties, we’re confident you’ll find at least a few of our agaves you can’t live without.