Agave scabra | Rough-leaved Agave

This is a common Agave in its native Chihuahuan Desert. Several subspecies can also be seen in the wild. The wide, thick leaves are edged with teeth that recurve (curve back) toward the center of the plant rosette. Sharp terminal spine. The backs of leaves have a rough texture, thus its name. Canopy coverage: 13 square feet.

Water Requirement: low

Sun Exposure: full sun

Cold Hardiness: cold hardy to 10F

Growth Rate: slow, moderate

Height: 4 feet high

Width: 4 feet wide


Foliage Color: gray-green

Flower Color: yellow

Flower Season: summer

Wildlife: hummingbirds