The Blue Agave (Tequila Agave), Agave tequilana, is an agave plant known for producing the base ingredient of the alcoholic drink, Tequila. The large succulent with spiky blue-green-silver leaves is what makes the Blue Agave (Tequila Agave) plant highly distinguishable.
The Blue Agave (Tequila Agave) is native to the Mexican states of Jalisco, Colima, Nayarit, and Aguascalientes, but can also be found in the southwestern United States as it prefers desert and dryland habitats. The lifespan of the Blue Agave (Tequila Agave) consists of 8 to 14 years making it short-lived. The agave of the plant is pollinated by insects, bats, and hummingbirds.