AZ Arboretums

Agave felgeri

MescalitoCommon: Mescalito
Family: Agavaceae
Origin: Native to small coastal range near San Carlos, Sonora, Mexico
Light: Full sun
Soil: Tolerant of poorer soil conditions
Water: Drought tolerant

Usually grows in rocky hillsides. Small, green to yellow-green rosettes form dense clones. Leaves are linear, 25-35 cm long and .07 to 1.5 cm wide. Spike is 1.5 to 2.5 m tall with flowers clustered toward the tip.

Species strongly resembles A. schottii, but their ranges do not overlap.

All other agaves within its range have larger, wider leaves. Flowers appear in summer and again in October.

Flowers sparsely and unreliably, and no doubt depends heavily on asexual reproduction by offsets.

Due to resort development in Mexico, this plant is now considered to be endangered in its native habitat. Generally rather rare and widely scattered, although it can be locally common.