This bold plant forms a large rosette of strap-like leaves with creamy-yellow margins. These wide leaves are armed with stout teeth along the edge and at the tip. This agave may produce numerous offsets near the base, creating large colonies. At the end of its life cycle the mother plant will send up an enormous stalk bearing numerous branches and greenish-yellow flowers. The mother plant dies after flowering, leaving plenty of seed and offsets behind. Plant in full or reflected sun or part shade.