I am not a professional nor an expert in Agave taxonomy. Any help with ID and spelling are always welcome. Photos are for reference only. To up-date my list I've been using many books, journals, catalogs and other web-sites. It's been helpful, but I have more work to do. I only ship to the main 48 States. I do ship in the winter months. I can add 72+ hour heat packs for $3.00 each.  No international shipping. Please read the front page for ordering information.

Agave & Mangave

*Agave albopilosa is simply the most amazing agave species ever discovered, and one that took the succulent world by storm when it was first published in 2007. The small population of Agave albopilosa was discovered growing on a remote, nearly vertical 3,500'-5,000' cliff in the mountains of Nuevo Leon, southwest of Monterrey, Mexico.

   Agave albopilosa 'Tufts' - Growing in 3 inch pots. - 4, 5, 6, 7 @ $15.00 each

*Agave bracteosa - Mountains of the Chihuahuan Desert in the Sierra Madre Oriental, northern Mexico, in the states of Tamaulipas, Coahuila and Nuevo León. Spectacular spider-like klumps of Agave bracteosa grows plastered on sheer vertical limestone cliffs and rocky slopes. The plants grow in small cracks in the solid limestone face mostly on the north-and northeast-facing side. Though the natural habitat this species does experience some cool, and foggy days.Mountains of the Chihuahuan Desert in the Sierra Madre Oriental, northern Mexico, in the states of Tamaulipas, Coahuila and Nuevo León. Spectacular spider-like klumps of Agave bracteosa grows plastered on sheer vertical limestone cliffs and rocky slopes. The plants grow in small cracks in the solid limestone face mostly on the north-and northeast-facing side. Though the natural habitat this species does experience some cool, and foggy days.

   Agave bracteosa marginata - Growing in 4 1/2 inch pots. 1abv & 2abv @ $20.00 each

*Agave filifera is a small to medium sized agave that forms attractive rosette of leathery leaves each ending in a stout stiff spine. The leaves are dark green in colour with ornamental white threads along the edge. This agave will eventually throw up a flower stem 2,5 m at the end of which are purple and green blooms. However, the plant is mainly grown for the attractive rosette of leaves. The main rosette dies after blooming but usually new plantlets sprout from the base to start a new life cycle. It produces suckers freely.

   Agave filifera - Growing in 6 inch pots. 300 & 301 @ $25.00 each

*Agave macrocantha 'Power Blue' - 10 to 16 inch powdery blue rosettes tipped with a long black spine one of the showiest Agaves. Makes a great potted plant grown in a bright or in full sun planted in the ground. Can make large clumps if planted in the ground. Reported to survive short duration down to 25F. Needs well draining soil. Oaxaca, Tehuacan in the State of Puebla, Mexico.

   Agave macrocantha 'Power Blue' - Growing in 4 1/2 inch pots. - 1pb, 2pb, 3pb, 4pb @ $13.00 each

     Agave macrocantha 'Power Blue' - Growing in 6" pots. 1am, 2am, 3am @ $18.00 each

   Agave macrocantha 'Power Blue' - Growing 8 inch pots. A & B @ $35.00 each Sold

*Agave nizandensis - Nizanda Agave - A small distinctive low growing nearly unarmed agave that forms open clusters of 1 to 2 foot wide rosettes and spreading slowly by stolons.This plant comes from a very limited area on the Isthmus of Tehuantepec near the town of Nizanda in the southern state of Oaxaca, Mexico, where it grows in dry forests on steep limestone slopes. Though not listed on the Red List, some consider this plant to be an endangered species due to its limited range and continued habitat loss. In an article in the Fall 1951 issue of the Cactus and Succulent Journal (Vol.23 No.5) titled "A New Dwarf Mexican Agave" Ladislaus (Lad) Cutak first describes this plant after finding this plant with Tom McDougal in 1947.

   Agave nizandensis - Growing in 4 1/2 inch pot. 1av & 2av @ $13.00 each

   Agave nizandensis - Growing in 6 inch pots. 1lg & 2lg with pups @ $20.00 each

*Agave polianthiflora produces a small basal leaf rosette of about 30 cm (12 in) in diameter. Leaves are narrow and lanceolate, with multiple white filaments protruding from their edges. Flowers are red and tubular, 4–12.5 cm (1.6–4.9 in) in length and narrow, unusual in the genus. Agave polianthiflora is cultivated as an ornamental plant.It is mostly easily propagated from seed, as it does not offset as much as other species in Agave. It prefers a shallow, well-drained soil and regular fertilization during vegetation time. Mexico

   Agave polianthiflora - Growing in a 3 1/2 inch pot. Ap @ $15.00

   Agave polianthiflora - Growing in a 8 in bowl. Aplg with pups @ $40.00

*Agave potatorum cv. 'Kichiokan' - Garden origin (Nursery produced cultivar) This selection is thought to be a Japanese cultivar of Agave potatorum but some consider it to be a form of Agave parryi. It does great in containers. Plants cultivated outdoors are more drought tolerant, and can take some heat and some sun. Remove eventual suckers to show of the beauty and form of the individual rosette. Relatively easy to propagate by suckers (if available) Remove the basal suckers in spring or summer and let the cuttings dry for a few days before inserting in compost.. only problem is the logistics of getting to the suckers - very sharp spines and suckers usually right up against, or underneath the mother plant.

   Agave potatorum cv. 'Kichiokan' - These have a very unusual variegation. The leaves will turn a light creamy yellow then to a light green. Growing in 3 1/2 inch pots. 210 & 211 @ $20.00 each

*Agave potatorum cv. ‘Shoji-Raijin’ - Agave Potatorum is a dwarf growing species that has very variable features. Some are medium sized plant that grows eventually up to 40 cm tall and 40 cm in diameter while others (called Butterfly Agave) are small-sized (20 -30 cm) and highly prized in Japan. The cultivar Shoji-Raijin (sometime called the ’Silver Star’ or 'Blue rose') is a magnificent miniature rosette of plump leaves that stay very small and compact. It has been selected in Japan, and is a unique miniature that produces offsets and forms a small clump of 6-7 cm rosettes. Mature plants stays in 10 cm pots only.

   Agave potatorum cv. 'Shoji-Raijin' - 1ai & 2ai @ $13.00 each

*Agave applanata cv. Cream Spike, long misrepresented in horticulture as as Agave patonii ''variegata'' is the dwarf, small growing, variegated form of Agave applanata. It is highly ornamental and quite popular as a container plant, but there are many that don't believe this plant to be a cultivar of Agave applanata and still continue to consider it a cultivar of Agave parryi. It is highly dimorphic, with a low-growing, almost flat juvenile form, before making a rounded rosette with very stiff more erect leaves as it ages. This cultivar is also found under a few different names like:Agave patonii f. marginata alba or 'alba marginata'Agave patoni f. variegata , or with the Japanese names Agave parry cv. Merico Nishiki , or 'Ohikitsusyote Nisiki' or 'Toyoushi'. Other names include: Agave minima 'Variegata'. This cultivar is indeed quite variable, this may suggests that there is more than one clone in culture, however growing condition (exposition, water, soil, pot size, feeding etc.) and age of the plant, greatly influences the habit, colour and sizes of its leaves and spines. It shoots off pups/offsets readily as the mother plant matures.

   Agave applanata 'Cream Spike' - Growing in a 6 inch pot. 1pam @ $30.00

*Agave pumila is a beautiful very compact and small Agave (a.k.a. Dwarf Century Plant or Miniature Agave) with short fat leaves with dark striation. The species is described as highly dimorphic, with a compact surculose (producing suckers) juvenile form, before making an open rosette and a non suckering mature form, a seemingly contradictory situation. The juvenile form also known as "forma nana" (dwarf form) somewhat resembles a stubby-leaved Agave titanota, and according to the material, that form will persist under pot culture for up to 8-12 years. Agave pumila has long been known only in juvenile form as a pot cultivate plant, however plant planted into roomier garden soil greatly change form tending to look more like Agave lechuguilla. This well-marked dimorphism is not seen equalled in other agaves, so it has been suggested that A. pumila could be a hybrid from Agave victoria-reginae and Agave lechuguilla. The narrow detachable margin with weak teeth and the check-marked striping on the under side of young leaves indicate relation to Agave lechuguilla, but must be another cross breed. More certain relationship could appear with its eventual flowering.

   Agave pumila multi-headed - Growing in 3 inch pots. 223 @ $13.00

*Agave stricta 'Nana' - Dwarf Hedgehog Agave - A small agave that grows slowly to form symmetrical rosettes 6 to 10 inches tall and wide of narrow pale green spine-tipped leaves with tiny teeth along the margins that are more rough than sharp to the touch. With time new offsets form at the base from short rhizomes to create attractive tightly packed colonies. Occasionally a rosette will flower with a tall, sometimes crooked stalk, rising well above the foliage in late summer. The rosette of the flowering plant dies off but is quickly replaced by surrounding ones. An attractive and dramatic looking plant that is great as a container subject or planted in a rock garden or along a slope. There is certain amount of disagreement in agave circles about the valid name for this plant. Some consider it a variety or cultivar of Agave stricta while others suggest it a synonym for Agave petrophila, but side by side these two differ considerably with A. stricta 'Nana' having a narrower and much lighter green colored leaves. Habitat: Agave stricta is native to the Tehuacan Valley of southern Puebla and northern Oaxaca, in Mexico.

   Agave stricta 'Nana' - Growing in 3 inch pots. 220, 221, & 223 @ $13.00 each

*Agave utahensis - Grand Canyon century plant - is generally considered one of the most cold-tolerant century plants because it grows farther north than the rest of the species in the genus, in North Arizona and southern Utah. The rosettes, which are about a foot (30 cm) tall and slightly wider, are made of many, narrow leaves with teeth along the margins. Agave utahensis is variable over its range and comprises two subspecies, subsp. kaibabensis and subsp. utahensis, the latter of which comprising at least 2 varieties, var. nevadensis and var. eborispina. These varieties are now regarded by some botanists as mere ecotypes or geographical forms, so now they are all synonymized with Agave utahensis, but still considered distinct by collectors for their peculiar traits.

   Agave uthensis - Growing in a 4 1/2 inch pot. Au @ $13.00 Sold

*Agave victoria-reginae - It is endemic to the arid lower elevations of the Sierra Madre Oriental Mountains in the state of Coahuila and south of Nuevo Leon in north-eastern Mexico (Huasteca canyon, Sierras de las Noas, Viesca,  and adjacent areas just south of Saltillo). It grows mainly in calcareous soil characterised by a desert or semi-desert environment and is found in profusion on the steep slopes and near vertical cliffs of the canyon walls where forms large colonies. It is often associated with Hechtia sp. a genus of bromeliads which we often found growing with cacti.
While Agave victoria-reginae remains endangered in its native habitat, it has become very common in cultivation.It has been  named and described in honour of Queen Victoria of England by Thomas Moore.

   Agave victoria-reginae - 200 & 201 @ $15.00 each

   Agave victoria-reginae - These are growing in 6 inch pots. Avr, Bvr, Cvr, Dvr @ $20.00 each

*Agave victoria-reginae forma "caespitosa" - A. Victoria-reginae is a very slow growing but tough and beautiful Agave. It is consider the to be one of the most beautiful and desirable species. The caespitose form has smaller rosettes and form soon thick clusters up to 50 cm in diameter

   Agave victoria-reginae forma "caespitosa" - 202 & 203 with pups @ $15.00 each

*Agave victoria-reginae forma "caespitosa" with cream margins - Agave victoria-reginae is one of the most beautiful desirable species. The caespitose form has small rosettes and form thick clusters up to 50 cm in diameter. Suited for light shade to full sun. It grows well from suckers and forms attractive specimens. It will tolerate quite low temperatures in short derations of 14f, particularly when dry. Makes a great potted plant. Needs well drinaging soil. This one is growing in a 8 inch bowl.

   Agave victoria-reginae forma "caespitosa" cream marginata - #100 @ $50.00 Sold

*Agave victoria-reginae aureo marginata -  Is a very slow growing but tough and nice Agave. It is considered to be one of the most beautiful and desirable species. Variegation is yellow striping along the leaves. It forms individual slow growing rosettes eventually growing up to 45 cm in diameter-  Most plant are solitary, but some offset heavily. It seems to look nicer under a bit of shade cloth instead of in full, hot, blazing sun. It grows well from suckers and forms attractive specimens.

    Agave victoria-reginae aureo marginata  - These are growing in 4 1/2 inch pots. 1vrmy, 2vrmy, 3vrmy @ $18.00 each

   Agave victoria-reginae aureo marginata  - This one is growing in a 6 inch pot. lgmy @ $28.00 Sold

*Agave vilmoriniana - Octopus Agave - This is a crested form with very soft leaves and soft tiny teeth the edges. I got my start back in the early 1980's from NCS.

   Agave vilmoriniana crest - These are growing in 6 inch pots. A & B @ $35.00 each

    Agave vilmoriniana crest - These are growing in 4 1/2 inch pots. Cvc, Dvc, Evc @ $15.00 each 


*xMangave 'Bloodspot' is a Japanese-created hybrid of Agave macroacantha and an unknown manfreda species. This elegant plant makes a 1' tall x 15" wide rosette of 8" long x 1" wide narrow glaucous leaves, which are heavily spotted with cranberry red splotches and edged in tiny, bright red teeth.

   xMangave 'Blood Spot' - Growing in 6 inch pots. 1mbs, 2mbs, 3mbs @ $28.00 each

 *xMangave 'Macho Macha' - This gorgeous plant is an intergeneric hybrid (nothogenus) between Manfreda variegata and (possibly) Agave celsii (syn.: Agave mitis) with the best traits of both parents, but some believe it may be a tetraploid mutation of Manfreda variegata (or even an hybrid beetween Manfreda jaliscana and Agave scabra). The plant seems originated from seeds collected by Mr. Carl Schoenfeld from a plant of Manfreda variegata grown in Mexico that it had probably crossed in the wild with a nearby plant of Agave celsii. Succulent, thick, rubbery (softer than an agave with bristles that are not sharp), 30-45 cm long by 7-10 cm wide, glaucous-grey-green washed in lavender in sun, densely covered with small iron-purple to coffee-colored spots that are crowded toward the tip of the leaves where the entire surface is a brown-purple colour. The contrast of colours is most prominent when plants are grown outside exposed to the sun and intensifies in cold weather or drought stress .

   xMangave 'Macho Macha' -  Mg1, Mg2, Mg3 @ $20.00 each