Agave microceps was originally described in 1995 by Myron Kimnach as a subspecies of Agave filifera and subsequently elevated to species status by Vazquez-Garcia et. al. in 2007, this charming little plant is just beginning to make its way in to the horticulture trade due to the recent availability of seed. Plants are densely caespitose (clustering), with individual rosettes reaching about 8-14 inches across and clusters up to 3 feet across. Dark to light green leaves are linear in shape and decorated with white markings and curly threads along the edges.