Huachuca Agave is native in southern Arizona and into the Mexican state of Chihuahua. In Arizona it is found primarily in the Huachuca mountains, but ranges as far north as Mt. Lemmon near Tucson. Plants occur from about 5000 to 7000’ in elevation. Individual heads will grow to about 2 feet tall and wide, and they can produce many offsets. Its leaves are wide and blue-green in color, armed with many teeth and a terminal spine. At the end of its life cycle a stunning flower spike emerges with bright yellow flowers. The mother plant dies, but the pups (offsets) continue the population. This agave is best suited to full sun in the middle and higher elevations, but will tolerate some shade too.