Plant Family Guides: Agaves
Native to the southern United States, Mexico, the Caribbean and northern South America, Agaves are evergreen succulents with handsome rosettes of usually thick, rigid, fleshy leaves with marginal teeth and often a sharp terminal spine. They exist in a wide range of sizes, colors and offer an amazing array of leaf shapes.
There is a wide range of perennial plants that will bring out the best qualities of your succulents and share their space with a serene balance.
If you limit yourself to the succulent palette, there is a high probability your garden will look heavy and rigid since lacking the movement ornamental grasses provide.
Since majority of cacti and succulents grow in desert and savannah situations, this means bright light (full sun or dappled shade), minimal water with excellent drainage, good air circulation, dry air and high temperatures. Find a list of pretty shrubs that share most of these growing requirements. They will bring out the best in both the succulents and their world.