Agave weberi, Chihuahuan Desert Gardens, Centennial Museum, UTEP large Weber's agave
Common Name Weber's Century Plant, Weber Agave
Latin Name Agave weberi
Native Habitat Arizona 0 to 7,600 feet
Soil Dry decomposed granite, limestone, sand, low organic content, well drained
Water None to once per month
Height X Width 6 feet X 6 feet
Protective Mechanism Spines
Leaves Evergreen, 4 foot long, blue-green
Garden Suitability Songbird, Sonoran, Fire Retardant
Ornamental Value Evergreen blue-green toothed leaves, yellow flowers on 15 foot stalk (monocarpic)
Nature Value Greenish yellow flowers used by songbirds, butterflies, and bees
Native American Uses

Fiber for bowstrings, brushes, cradles, nets, slings, shoes, skirts, mats, rope, thread, baskets, and snares.  Fresh root used as soap and shampoo.  All parts of plant eaten.  Sap consumed as a fresh drink or fermented into pulque.

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