How to grow Agave stricta

Agave stricta growing Succulent leaf plant of the genus Agave also known as Hedgehog agave,  Agave stricta perennial evergreen plant, the plant dies after the bloom and the young plant grow instead and also used as ornamental drought tolerant plant, can grow in desert, subtropical, mediterranean or dry tropic climate and growing in hardiness zone 7+.

Leaves color green and rarely red, the leaves are fleshy, leaves grow in rosettes structure and create ball shape, the leaf in a spear shape.

Agave stricta flower

Flower color is yellow, the flowers grow on stalk

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How to grow Agave stricta growing and care:

Above 12C (53C), well-drained soil

What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seed / Vegetative Reproduction

Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?

Difficulties or problems when growing:

Recommended planting season?
All year, (in cold climate better in the spring)

Pests and diseases:
Agave snout weevil, snails, slugs

Pruning season:
All year

How to prune:
Dead leaves, dead mother plants and stalk

Size of the plant?
30-70cm (12-28 inches) the leaves, and the stalk 80-120cm (32-48 inches)

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Slow growing

Water requirement:
Small amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun (better not to) / Half Shade

Is it possible to grow indoor as houseplant?

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:

Blooming information

Bloom season:

General information about the flower:
Yellow flowers grow on stalk

Pollination is done by:
Moths bats, sunbird, hummingbird

Scientific name:

Agave stricta

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