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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Requirements for 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
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:
Small amount of water
Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun (better not to) / Half Shade
Is it possible to grow as houseplant?
Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:
General information about the flower:
Yellow flowers grow on stalk
Pollination is done by:
Moths bats, sunbird, hummingbird