Smooth Agave (Agave desmettiana)
Agave desmettiana commonly referred to as Smooth Agave because of it's spineless leaves makes this a softer choice to plant in any landscape style. The long dark green leaves will curl upwards giving it a tighter rosette style appearance. These succulent agaves are a water-wise as well as fire-wise planting choice. Agave desmettiana also work well in rock gardens, pots, planters or as stand alone succulents. These agave grow to about 3-5' tall as well as wide and require minimal care once established, simply cut off old leaves as new ones grow in, sharp garden shears work best for this job.
Smooth Agave are fairly hardy withstanding temperatures below freezing and will grow well in full to filtered sunlight. These particular agave like to be planted in a more well drained soil, one trick to do this in clay soil is to be sure to dig deep enough to add a few inches of sand and rock to the bottom of the hole, this will help drain excess water during periods of heavy rain. Moon Valley Nurseries has been growing succulents for over 25 years and have hundreds in stock. Please stop into your nearest Moon Valley Nursery and allow our experts to help you select the best succulents for your yard.
Full to partial sun
Water Wise - Ultra drought tolerant
Easy to grow and establish