Agave attenuata (Foxtail Agave) Care & Cultivation

Agave attenuata bloom spike (c) Debra Lee Baldwin

How do I love foxtail agaves (A. attenuata)? Let me count the ways: This highly popular succulent looks equally good in pots or in the garden. Rosettes attain a manageable 5′ in diameter over time. Soft, flexible leaves lacking barbs or points make foxtails totally harmless. As the only trunk-forming agave, it lends height to…

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