Common Name Whale's Tongue Agave
Latin Name Agave ovatifolia
Native Habitat Northeastern Mexico 3,700 to 7,000 feet
Soil Dry decomposed granite, limestone, sand, low organic content, well drained
Water None to once per month
Height X Width 5 feet X 6 feet
Protective Mechanism Spines
Leaves Evergreen, silver-grey, succulent, cupped leaf blade
Garden Suitability Moonlight, Songbird, Sonoran, Fire Retardant
Ornamental Value Evergreen silver-grey cupped leaves, infrequent greenish yellow flowers on 10 to 14 foot stalk
Nature Value Greenish yellow flowers used by songbirds, butterflies, and bees
Native American Uses Used to make rope and cloth, rosettes baked
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