Cacti, aloes and agaves, with their intricate leaf patterns, can be used for a lower level display when set against a background of palms, olive trees, etc., to create a superb Mediterranean or desert ambience. Construct individual gardens, using cacti, aloes or agaves, interspersed with rocks, on beds of different coloured sand and gravel to establish easy to manage, yet eye-catching, features.
Agave Salmiana Var. Ferox 'Green Goblet' - A selection of Agave Salmiana Var. Ferox that grows to 1.2 metres (4 feet) tall by 1.5 metres (5 feet) wide with wide dark green leaves that are slightly bluish at their base.
Its slender, erect, grey/green columns can reach a height of 3 metres (10 feet), but are only about 6 centimetres (2.5 inches) across. The columns are formed from around 25 ribs and are densely covered with areoles.