A perennial succulent plant of the genus Agave, native to Mexico. Large fleshy leaves as many as 50 borne in clumps on the short and erect stems, with sharp teeth on the margin and pointed spines on the apex. It usually takes 10 years to flower. Multiple buds produced on the pedicles can be cut down and cultivated as a new plant after the buds give out several leaves.
The plant grows well under full sunlight and ventilated environment. With sturdy root system, it can adapt all types of well-draining soil. If planted in pots, water only when the soil appears dry. Apply a long-active comprehensive fertilizer once in spring. Propagated mainly by ramets.
With orderly-arranged leaves, the whole plant is artistically beautiful. Because the sharp leaves are dangerous, keep it away from young children and pets. Suitable to plant alone in a pot for ornamental or for garden landscape use.