Agave macroacantha

5 Gallon $24.50

Leaves are very rigid and tipped with a beautiful black spine. Since leaves are so stiff they cannot be adjusted into a smaller size box.

5 in stock

Minimum purchase of any 4 plants for online orders.

All plants shipped bare root in one-gallon sizes.
Other sizes may be available for pick up from

our growing grounds in Fallbrook, 

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Agave macroacantha

  • Names and Synonyms:  
    Agave subfalcata, Agave sudburyensis, Agave pugioniformis, Agave paucifolia, Agave oligophylla, Agave linearis, Agave macroacantha var. integrifolia, Agave integrifolia, Agave flavescens, Agave besseriana, Agave macroacantha var. latifolia
  • Common Names:  
    Black-spined Agave
  • Family:  
  • Origin:  
    Southern central Mexico
  • Size Label:  
    5 Gallon
  • Mature Size:  
    individual rosette
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  • Cold Tolerance:  
    25 to 30°F; -3.9 to -1.1°C
  • Heat Tolerance:  
  • Light Requirement:  
    Full sun
  • Water needs:  
    Very drought tolerant but likes some irrigation in summer in hot dry climates.
  • Maintenance:  
    Remove/replant pups and remove dead leaves as desired.
  • Uses:  
    Good in containers, landscape borders, rock gardens, or xeriscape plantings. Tough spiny leaves, so take care to locate away from foot traffic. Deer resistant. Slowly forms a colony by offsets.
  • Propagation:  
    Easily propagated by removing and replanting offsets.
  • Special notes:  
    Striking plant with narrow blue gray leaves (which contrast with its dark brown spines) creating a near perfect hemisphere. Flowers emerge on a 6' spike at around 15 years of age after which that rosette dies. Seeds can be collected and sown and pups can be replanted to create a colony quicker.