Agave filifera, is a small or medium-sized succulent plant that forms stemless rosette up to 3 feet across and up to 2 feet tall. The leaves are dark green to a bronzish-green in colour and have very ornamental white bud imprints. The flower stalk is up to 11.5 feet tall and is densely loaded with yellowish-green to dark purple flowers up to 2 inches long. Flowers appear in autumn and winter.
This evergreen succulent perennial requires heated indoor culture during winter in temperate regions, though it may be placed outside during summer months. Most of the species commonly found in cultivation grow very slowly and will take a long time to outgrow their pot. It’s also best to handle the Agave as little as possible since they do not like to be disturbed.