Agave scabra-Rough Agave
Agave scabra has thick, wide, gray-green leaves that are
rough on the back. The leaves are edged with recurved teeth and
end in a stout terminal spine. There is great variation
in the wild with some selections forming a rosette to 3-4
feet tall and wide suckering freely.
It is a smaller
alternative to Agave americana. Agave scabra is
abundant in the Chihuahuan Desert region of northeastern Mexico,
from elevations of 3600 to 5700 feet. Plants will thrive in full
sun and reflected heat with low water usage. It is also
cold hardy to 10F.