The Blue Agave is a drought hardy succulent well suited to water-wise gardens. Blue shaded leaves are long and fleshy tapering to a pointed spike at the end. The plant is native to Mexico and in ideal conditions can grow to a height of 2 meters. Commercially the Blue Agave is cultivated to make the alcoholic beverage Tequila.
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OTHER COMMON NAMES
Agave azul, Tequila agave
Blue Agave is native to the highlands of Mexico where it thrives on mountain sides in rich sandy soils.
Sap from the Blue Agave is high in fructose, which is fermented and distilled to make Tequila. The whole plant is harvested to obtain the sap which is stored in the heart of the plant.
|Size||Medium shrub (1-3m)|
|Sun Exposure||Full sun|