Agave striata sp.striata

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Common name:  Hedgehog Agave

Sometimes called A.stricta. This appropriately named species from northeastern Mexico and quite unlike the wide leaf Agaves that many people associate with these plants, it forms dense, clustering rosettes of long, very narrow, rounded spikey, grey-green leaves that can reach to 80 cm in height. It seems very easy to grow and makes a really interesting addition to any collection.


  • Hardiness: H4: hardy through most of the UK (-10 to -5)
  • Position/Aspect: Full sun or partial shade, free draining gritty gravelly soil. Will happily grow in a pot for many years
  • Drought tolerance: Excellent
  • Size: individual heads are normally between 50cm to 1m across after 10-15 years
  • Seed grown at the Kent nursery: yes