This perennial succulent grows into a neat and compact rosette. With a diameter of up to 70cm it is one of the more compact varieties of Agave. The leaves have small spines along the edges as well as the terminal spine, these are darker in colour than the leaves and vary from light brown through to nearly black so producing a striking contrast the the blue-green leaf colour. Best grown in a sunny well drained situation. Great for containers and low maintenance gardens. Hardy to minus 10c when mature.