Scientific Name: 
Agave spp.

Common Name: 


How is this plant unsafe?

How do you plant safely?


  • Leaves contain toxic sap and many species have spines.
  • There are many species, cultivars and varieties of this plant available in the nursery trade, caution should be used with all types. Note that Foxtail Agave (Agave attenuata) has soft edges.
  • Wear protective clothing when working with this plant, such as long sleeves, long pants, gloves, sturdy shoes and eye protection.
  • Note how large the plant grows and plant it a safe distance from sidewalks and paths.