Agave ocahui tolerates harsh, reflected heat conditions, while providing a deep green, lush appearance. This native of Sonora, Mexico forms a tight symmetrical rosette of narrow, stiff, dark green leaves with smooth margins and sharp terminal spines. The un- branched flower stalk is 10 to 15 feet tall and is densely crowded with yellow flowers. As with most agaves this plant will expire and require replacement once it flowers. Plant in full sun and water sparingly to help maintain the tight, compact form. This species does not produce off- sets.