Full sun-part shade; little to moderate water. A beautiful agave that forms clumps with rosettes which individually are 2.5ft tall by 3ft wide. Mature plants send up a 10-15ft vertical flower stalk. The flexible blue-green leaves have finely serrate margins and a terminal spine. The blue cast to the leaves form a glaucous waxy cuticle that covers the surface of the younger leaves. This feature can be enhanced by promoting new growth ad vigor by giving regular irrigation and fertilizer and avoiding overhead water that can wash the leaf surface. The name 'Blue Flame' is both in reference to the blue in the foliage and also the shape of the plant, which resembles a gas flame with its gracefully incurved leaf tips.