Smooth Agave (Agave desmettiana)


Smooth Agave

Agave desmettiana

Smooth Agave, we love this succulent, it’s one of those plants that can thrive with less water and still bring the “wow” factor to any landscape. Once matured, Agave desmettiana will produce a striking thick green flower stalk with pale yellow flowers that shoots into the sky, creating an interesting spectacle on your landscape that is sure to get noticed for all the right reasons! People love this agave because of its soft and smooth dark green leaves that blends in beautifully with our natural habitat. We aren’t the only ones that love this water-wise plant, hummingbirds do too, so get your cameras ready and enjoy the scene!

This “friendly” agave is an excellent choice for any fire-safe landscape in Southern California, where its attractive, tighter rosette style appearance will soften any harsh space. It is very easy to grow and maintain, so you don’t have to have a green thumb for this alluring specimen to flourish in your garden! It loves to grow in an area that gets full to partial sun exposure and once established, this ultra-drought tolerant plant will need only low to moderate watering. We love to plant Smooth Agave in spaces adjoining paths, walkways and patios, where it looks especially striking when used in mass or groups - add curb appeal and increase property value!

Having been cultivated for centuries, Smooth Agave is thought to have originated in the tropical and subtropical parts of eastern Mexico, though native populations are no longer in existence. Here’s the good news – Palm Paradise has been custom-growing these succulents from our premium quality specimens, and we’ve been doing it this way for over 20 years. In fact, no one else does what we do, which is being the only people that can assure their quality! With us, you get the best and can let us do the rest!

  • Soft and smooth dark green leaves
  • Attracts hummingbirds
  • A "friendly" agave
  • Good choice for firescaping


Full to partial sun

Water Wise - Ultra drought tolerant

Easy to grow and establish