Foxtail Agave

Agave attenuata


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The Foxtail Agave, scientifically known as Agave attenuata, is a unique and intriguing succulent that is also known as Lion’s Tail or Swans Neck. Originating from Jalisco, Mexico, this plant is rare in the wild but can thrive in hot and dry climates, which can be easily replicated in Australian gardens. The Foxtail Agave is recognized for its fascinating tail-like stem that grows over the plant’s rosettes.

This drought-tolerant plant is easy to care for, preferring full sun and well-draining soil that is mixed with sand to ensure proper drainage. It should be watered deeply and allowed to dry out between watering to prevent root rot. Although it can withstand hot and dry conditions, it should be protected from frost during winter.

The Foxtail Agave grows in clumping rosettes with light grey to yellow-green leaves that range in size. Its stems will typically hang over the rosettes with a playful posture, adding a unique aesthetic to any garden or indoor space. Unlike other Agave species, the Foxtail Agave is defenceless with no teeth or spines, making it a popular choice as an ornamental plant.


140 mm pot, Off set pup