Agave is a perennial stemless plant that belongs to the genus Succulent, loves the desert or semi-desert. Zone of natural distribution – Mexico, Central and North America, the Mediterranean. There are about 400 species of agave. In appearance, agave is similar to the aloe plant familiar to all of us.
The leaves of the agave are dense, fleshy, covered with a wax layer with a hard shell and a prickly edge, form a basal rosette. The color of the plant varies from gray-green shades to green-blue. For industrial use, blue agave is the best.
From Latin, the name agave is translated as “amazing.” Continue reading