Botanical Name: Agave stricta
 Common Name: Agave
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  • Anatomy

  • Culture

  • Design

Plant Type

Shrub, Succulent


Height Range



Flower Color

Purple, Red


Flower Season


Leaf Color

Green, Light Green


Bark Color


Fruit Color



Fruit Season



Full, Half



Very Low, Low


Growth Rate



Soil Type

Sandy, Rocky


Soil Condition

Average, Poor, Well-drained


Soil pH

Neutral, Basic


Adverse Factors


Design Styles

Ranch, Spanish, Wild Garden


Accenting Features

Silhouette, Unusual Foliage


Seasonal Interest


Location Uses

Raised Planter, Roadside, With Rocks


Special Uses

Container, Filler, Mass Planting, Naturalizing


Attracts Wildlife

Information by:

Photographer: Mountain States Nursery

  • Description

  • Notes

Very similar to striata but this tends to have many more leaves thus seeming much denser. It will form a rounded rosette of linear leaves that strongly reflex. It will also form large colonies with prostrate stems. Individual leaves are less than 1/2" wide but nearly 2' long. Needs light shade in the low desert . Native to Mexico.
Frost tolerant to 15 F.