Distribution: Northen Mexico
Photographs: Desert Plants
This is probably the most beautiful Agave species and is widely cultivated as an ornamental plant. Agave victoria-reginae is native to the Chichuahuan desert in Northern Mexico.
It is a small species and reaches a diameter of approximately 60 cm.
Like all Agaves, the plants flower sometime after reaching maturity, which may take about 15 years. After flowering the plant dies. Most Agaves produce new plants from their roots during their lifetime. This is often not the case with Agave victoria-reginae.