My photos of agaves are identified according to genus and species, and sometimes common names. (I’m not a big fan of common names, which can vary from region to region and grower to grower.)
Agaves are rosette-shaped succulents native to the Americas. There are dozens of species of Agave, including many that are small and well suited to containers. Agave victoria-reginae is a favorite; it grows to the size of a soccer ball over time. With the notable exception of Agave attenuata, most agaves tolerate temperatures into the mid-20s F; some—such as Agave parryi ‘Truncata’ shown below—go much lower.
You’re welcome to download and share any of my agave photos providing the watermark stays on it.
Use my photos of agaves and other succulents to…
— Help you learn the names of succulents.
— Create a Pinterest page of plants you want for your garden.
— As your computer screen’s wallpaper.
— Make a custom greeting card or other work of art.
— Help you ID what you already have.
I have other pages with photos of succulents by genus (see list at bottom). If you think I’ve ID’d these or any plants incorrectly, I definitely want to know. Please leave a comment or email me. Enjoy exploring this marvelous genus! — Debra Lee Baldwin