Agave Attenuata * Beautiful Swan's Neck * Unusual Lion's Tail * 20 Fresh Seeds *
Agave attenuata sometimes known as the "lion's tail," "swan's neck," or "foxtail" for its development of a curved stem. Native to the plateau of the State of Jalisco in central Mexico. Agave attenuata is very unusual among agaves. The stems typically range from 50 to 150 cm in length, and eventually old leaves fall off, leaving them visible. The leaves areovate-acuminate, 50-70 cm long and 12-16 cm wide, pale in color, ranging from a light gray to a light yellowish green. The inflorescence is a dense raceme 2.5 to 3 meters (8 to 10 ft) high, with greenish-yellow flowers. In cultivation, Agave attenuata is said to prefer relatively moist loamy soil, although it can cope with poor soil and dry conditions. It should be protected from direct sunlight in summer and from long periods of frost. it is very popular as an ornamental plant in gardens.