Botanical Name: Agave stricta
 Common Name: Agave
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  • Anatomy

  • Culture

  • Design

Plant Type

Shrub, Succulent

 

Height Range

1-3'

 

Flower Color

Purple, Red

 

Flower Season

 

Leaf Color

Green, Light Green

 

Bark Color

 

Fruit Color

n/a

 

Fruit Season

n/a

Sun

Full, Half

 

Water

Very Low, Low

 

Growth Rate

Moderate

 

Soil Type

Sandy, Rocky

 

Soil Condition

Average, Poor, Well-drained

 

Soil pH

Neutral, Basic

 

Adverse Factors

Thorns/Spines

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.