Agave zebra
Common Name Zebra Agave
Latin Name Agave zebra
Native Habitat Northwestern Sonora
Soil Dry, decomposed granite, sand, clay loam low in organic content, well drained
Water None to once per month
Height X Width 4 feet X 4 feet
Protective Mechanism Thorns
Leaves Evergreen, silver-gray
Garden Suitability Moonlight, Sonoran, Fire Retardant
Ornamental Value White bloom on stem in late spring, silver-gray striped leaves
Nature Value Flowers used by hummingbirds, butterflies, and bees
Native American Uses

Fiber for bowstrings, brushes, cradles, nets, slings, shoes, skirts, mats, rope, thread, baskets, and snares.  Fresh root used as soap and shampoo.  All parts of plant eaten.  Sap consumed as a fresh drink or fermented into pulque.

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