The agave is a plant of the Amaryllidaceae family that can be found in various areas, with species actually originate in the desert zones of America, particularly widespread in Mexico. That is why we all know it as the plant from which tequila is obtained, although it has many uses.
It is noteworthy that the agave blooms once in life and when it is ripe it dies. Formerly, the indigenous culture related it to the gods and was seen as a sacred and miraculous plant.
Types of Agave
It presents various types, but the best known is the American agave, with green and dark gray plants which grows fairly quickly. It is the most popular and widespread, and grows in dry and hot areas. Within the American type there are also varieties that are distinguished by their colors and different shapes in its leaves.