Agave spp.



Agave; Century Plant; Maguey; American Aloe. They produce important commodities such as tequila, mezcal, sugar syrup and sisal. The alcohol produced from the sugar is now also a viable bio-ethanol source for fuel. Sisal was one of the important fibre products before synthetic fibres.
Agaves are hardy succulents popular in xeriscaping [waterless gardens].