Nature is a crafty creature. Check out these amazing stripes and marbled patterns on this Agave americana var. picta. It's as if nature took a natural horsetail brush dipped in a palette of cream colour and swirled it onto undulating leaves of stately green. I don't know if it's the old punk rocker in me but I'm so into this. I love how something as fierce as an Agave with its talon-like teeth and powerful pulsating leafy rosette of sword-like leaves is tattooed in striking outlines that only nature could design. It is absolutely stunning when you see one of these plants growing large and in charge looking like a leviathan struggling out of the sea with arms that could leave your body and soul in ribbons. But I say, in the name of all that is artful, natural, and verdant, tame the beast and showcase its spectacle!