Trio Nursery

Agave Deserti
Agave Deserti
Agave Deserti

Agave Deserti Desert Agave

Out of Stock
3 feet
low water use

Agave Deserti also known as Desert Agave  is native to Southern California , Arizona , and Baja California it has a large rosette of gray green leaves armed with teeth , when it flowers the stalk can reach 20  feet tall covered with yellow flowers that attract hummingbirds.

Desert dwelling Indians used fiber form the leaves to make cloth , bowstrings and rope. The young flower stalks were rosted as were the buds and hearts of the plant and eaten.

This food was a dietary staple even into drought years.

Alcoholic drinks were also manufactured from the sweet juices of the Agave Deserti.

We are offering for sale a plant grown from seed collected in Baja California , they are 8 to 12 inches tall.