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

Agave Stricta Hedgehog agave

(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 is also known as the Hedgehog Agave and is native to Southern Mexico, Puebla, and Oaxaca! Belonging to the Asparagaceae family, the succulent forms perfect spherical roses and can grow up to 20 inches tall. It goes dormant in the winters and the growth rate slows down in fall.

Growth Rate

Even though these plants are slow growing, there is also a plus side to their rate of growth. Agave Stricta and thrive even if it has to go through a bit of neglect. 


The flowers bloom in summer and are reddish-purple in color. They are funnel-shaped. 

Watering and Feeding

No watering is required during winters, water once a month during spring and summer. They require moderate watering throughout spring and fall. Use organic fertilizer to feed them during spring in small amounts. 


Agave Stricta and make do with any kind of soil provided it has good drainage. For ideal conditions, provide a sandy or rocky potting mix.


While the plant enjoys warm temperatures, it has no such issue with cooler temperatures either. This is shown in its frost tolerance of -6.7° C and hardiness zone of 9a to 11b. 


The more direct sunlight you expose the hedgehog plant to, the better. If they are kept in too much shade, it can lead to etiolation. 


Propagate through offsets that are also known as pups. Easily dislodge them from the soil by moving them back and forth. 

The good news is that the hedgehog plants are long-lived and they are known to produce plenty of offsets that can replace your parent plant once it dies.

Some of the information in this description has been found at, and

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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Wonderful service!

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

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My hedgehog agave arrived well packaged an...

My hedgehog agave arrived well packaged and very healthy. It was also much larger than anticipated. I'm very with my new plant...Thank you. ☺

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They packed the plants so darn well, love...

They packed the plants so darn well, love it. Can't wait for my agave to grow. Will be buying again

Agave stricta

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If you live in a cold climate and 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. If you do not order a heat pack, we do not send one with your order.

*PLEASE NOTE- If you are ordering both CACTI/SUCCULENTS and HOUSEPLANTS, you will need to purchase BOTH heat packs above to your cart.


($50 Promo not valid for Houseplant heat packs)

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.

Plants that are in 3.5" pots and smaller will be shipped in its pot to prevent any damage to the roots. Any plant that is larger than a 3.5" pot WILL NOT come with a pot as it will be shipped bare root.

Depending on the species and season, 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.

We ship via USPS Priority Mail, and we calculate the shipping cost based on the weight and volume of your purchase. Care instructions are included in every package you order. Please allow us up to 3 business days to process your order. Depending on your location, we will ship the plants on a certain day to avoid transit time during weekends or holidays. If you wish to receive your order on a specific date, or have special instructions, please add a note on your order. If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to contact us at any time.

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