Agave stricta

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Description

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.

 

  • Anatomy

  • Culture

  • Design

Plant Type

Shrub, Succulent

 

Height Range

1-3'

 

Flower Color

Purple, Red

 

Flower Season

n/a

 

Leaf Color

Green, Light Green

 

Bark Color

n/a

 

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

n/a

 

Location Uses

Raised Planter, Roadside, With Rocks

 

Special Uses

Container, Filler, Mass Planting, Naturalizing

 

Attracts Wildlife

n/a

Water Saving Tip:

More plants die from over-watering than from under-watering.

Be sure only to water plants when necessary.