Agave gemniflora has soft, but strongly upright narrow leaves with shredding margins. (The leaves have little white curlicues along the edges.) Terminal spines are sharp. Looks attractive when mass-planted.
Light: Coastal-full sun, inland-partial shade
Hardiness: 25 degrees fahrenheit
Water occasionally during the heat of summer. This plant does not usually produce offsets after flowering.
Narrow leaves contrast well with wide-leafed agaves, echeverias, and aeonium.