If you are looking for a striking accent plant for your garden, look no further than the Queen Victoria Agave. A native of the Chihuahuan Desert, it is a very compact rosette which grows slowly to about two feet across. The short, straight leaves are triangular when cut in a cross section. The plant is dark green with bold white stripes. It is toothless, but has short spines at the leaf tips. It will stand out in your garden and can be grown well in a large container as an accent plant on a patio or path.
The globular shape resembles an artichoke. Inward curving broad grayish leaves are a common feature. Most have sharp, curved teeth along the leaf margins, and a dangerous terminal spine on each rigid leaf, These should not be planted where accidental contact is likely.
Source: Arizona Native Plant Society and Tucson Lifestyle Home & Garden