Agave potatorum, the Verschaffelt agave, is a species of flowering plant in the family Asparagaceae. Agave potatorum grows as a basal rosette of between 30 and 80 flat spatulate leaves of up to 1 foot in length and edge fringe of short, sharp, dark spines and ending in a needle of up to 1.6 inches long. The leaves are pale, silvery white, with the flesh coloured green fading lilac to pink at the tips. The flower spike can be 10–20 feet long when fully developed and bears pale green and yellow flowers.
Agave potatorum like warm, humid and sunny environment, drought resistant, not cold resistant. During the growth period, it can be placed in a bright place for curing, otherwise it will cause loose plant shape