This medium-sized agave is native to rocky grasslands in west Texas and northern Mexico, at elevations of 4000 to 6000 feet. This handsome plant has silver-grey leaves bearing sharp marginal teeth and a stout terminal spine. The leaves are held in a tight rosette which is typically solitary. The branched flower stalk has greenish-yellow flowers. Provide full sun at higher elevations, and some shade in low desert regions.