Agave stricta
Agave stricta
Agave stricta
Agave stricta
Agave stricta
Agave stricta
Agave stricta
Agave stricta
Agave stricta

Agave stricta

(This plant comes in a 3.5 inch pot. You will receive a very similar plant to the one in the picture. It may or may not be blooming at the time of your purchase. The plant is shipped in its pot to prevent any damage to the roots).

Agave stricta

Description: It is a small species, forming large balls of skewer-like leaves and looking like a very nasty porcupine. This species has the tightest spherical shape of any agave and will form offshoots to create a colony of rosettes. Each rosette grows in a slightly different direction.
Water Requirements: Drought-tolerant.
Sun Exposure: Full Sun
Bloom Time: Late Spring/Early Summer
Flowers: The flowers vary from green to reddish brown or purple, on a dense150-200 cm spike-like raceme.
Propagation: Relatively easy to propagate by sucker (if available) Remove the basal suckers in spring or summer, and let the cuttings dry for a few days before inserting in compost.
Cultivation: A. stricta is a versatile and very hardy plant that can be grown in half-shade to full-sun. It can take moderate to severe freezes and is extremely drought tolerant. In winter watering this plant can be done once every 1-2 months, there is no need to mist the leaves. It is theoretically hardy to -4° C, particularly when dry - but it is best to avoid severe freezing temperatures. Heat Tolerance: Excellent


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Blooming Season Late spring/early summer
Common Name The hedgehog agave
Dormancy -
Family Asparagaceae
Flower Medium purple
Frost Tolerance 20-25° f
Growth Rate Slow growth
Hardiness Zone 8a to 10b
Height 12-18 in.
Origin Mexico
Pot Size 3.5"
Scientific Name Agave stricta
Shape Spherical
Sun Exposure Full sun
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kris O.
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Wonderful service!

The plants came beautifully packaged, just as they are shown.

Agave stricta

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Colder regions warning: If you are expecting temperatures below 40 degrees within the next five days after placing your order, we highly recommend adding a heat pack to your order. We are now offering 72-hour heat packs by request. If your order is $50.00 or more, you will get a heat pack free of charge. To prevent plants from freezing while in transit, orders placed for areas with extreme severe freezing temperatures will be held for shipment until it is safe to ship. Care instructions are included in every package you order. We ship via USPS Priority Mail, and we calculate the shipping cost based on the weight and volume of your purchase. Depending on your location, we will ship the plants on a certain day to avoid transit time during weekends or holidays. If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to contact us at any time.