This species is a stunning member of the Agave family. It is known as the tallest Agave and is native only to a small area Oaxaca, Mexico. There it lives in hot, dry scrubland. Overall height in the wild gets to twenty feet, although plants in cultivation often flower at a height of about ten feet. Leaves are blue-green in color, very fleshy and stiff, and pointed upwards. They are also thick and firm with small spines along their margins. When old dead leaves are cleaned from the trunk, it is very cool looking. When this species flowers, a huge upright flower up to twenty feet emerges. Initially there are white flowers and these are followed by a large number of “bubils” that fall to the ground and are the means of propagation. The mother plant then dies. Cold tolerance from reports is about 22 degrees F. It is a full sun plant. The 15g plants on sale are ten years old and, if anything, bigger than shown here.