Fox Tail Agave – Sonwyser – Agave attenuata




  • The Agave attenuata is a species of agave known for its development of a curved inflorescence, unusual among agaves
  • Native to Mexico, it is popular as an ornamental plant in gardens in many other places with subtropical and warm climates
  • It grows well in the sun and in shade and will point it’s leaves toward the sun
  • Excellent focus plant in any type of garden
  • The plant stems often reach 50 to 150 cm (20–60 in) in length
  • Old leaves fall off, leaving the stems visible
  • The leaves are ovate-acuminate, 50–70 cm (20–28 in) long and 12–16 cm (5–6 in) wide, pale in color, ranging from a light gray to a light yellowish green
  • The plants are perennial, but each rosette flowers once and then dies
  • Well suited for a container inside or a sheltered warm spot outdoors
  • There are no teeth, nor terminal spines, although the leaves taper to soft points that fray with age. The inflorescence is a dense raceme 2.5 to 3 meters (8 to 10 ft) high (usually curved), with greenish-yellow flowers