What does a agave look like?

Agave plants (Agave spp.) generally are succulents with large leaves that end in spiny tips. … And there are the small, dish-sized agaves, as well as a few agave species with soft leaves and no spines. Agave foliage tends toward a blue-green in hardier varieties and a gray-green in warm-climate varieties.

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One may also ask, what plant looks like agave?

Furcraeas are Agave relatives that look like large, trunking Agaves. This article is an introduction to this interesting and ornamental genus. For years I have been fascinated by Agaves and have grown hundreds of them in my yard.

Similarly one may ask, how many types of agave are there? As of May 2019, the World Checklist of Selected Plant Families and Plants of the World Online recognize about 270 species of Agave plus a number of natural hybrids. This includes species formerly placed in Manfreda and Polianthes. Other sources may use different circumscriptions.

Besides, do all agaves have spikes?

Most, agaves (no, not all) have some sort of armor like perhaps spines on their leaf tips, thorns and/or teeth. Whatever the case, these can definitely make you pause when having to handle them, especially large ones.

What does the blue agave plant look like?

Blue agave plants grow into large succulents, with spiky fleshy leaves, that can reach over 2 metres (7 ft) in height. Blue agaves sprout a stalk (quiote) when about five years old that can grow an additional 5 metres (16 ft); they are topped with yellow flowers. … The plant then dies.

Is agave a asparagus?

The agave is part of the asparagus family, and yet it is not an asparagus. Near death, agaves transform decades’ worth of energy into an enormous asparagus death spear, as tall and sturdy as a cell phone tower tree.

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