Agave attenuata is a species of agave commonly known as the Foxtail, Lion’s tail, or Swan’s Neck Agave for its development of a curved inflorescence, unusual among agaves. Native to the plateaus of central west Mexico, as one of the unarmed agaves, it is popular as an ornamental plant in gardens in many other places with subtropical and warm climates.
It thrives in sandy soil and should be allowed to dry out between waterings. Allow at least one week between deep soakings for plants in full sun. During cooler seasons the Agave attenuata requires even less water. Plants in containers will require watering more frequently.