The S.E.A. is working with the US Fish and Wildlife Service’s Partners of Fish and Wildlife Program to increase the Agave population through plant propagation and landowner agreements, an updated population assessment, monitoring of the invasive agave weevil, and public outreach.
St. Croix Agave Plant
Saving An Endangered Species
An endangered species of century plant that is endemic to St. Croix. Although its existing natural range is limited to a few relatively isolated populations, primarily along St. Croix’s south shore, there is high potential for recovery due to its easy propagation. In fact, it is not uncommon to find A. eggersiana used in landscaping throughout St. Croix. Agave populations within the natural range are threatened by human induced fires, competition with exotic plants and habitat loss.