Agave shawii ssp. goldmaniana is native to Baja California and is an absolutely stunning plant. It develops a large rosette up to 3-4 feet across with rich green, sword-shaped leaves. This subspecies will tolerate the summer heat and the summer rainy season of the desert southwest better than its close relative A. shawii subsp. shawii. In time the plants develop long, reclining trunks and large clusters by the production of axillary branching.