Agave stricta nana

 In Agave

Synonyms:

Agave striata var echinoides
Agave striata var. stricta

Habitat:

Native to Mexico (Teuhacan valley of southern Puebla and northen Oaxaca).

Description:

Small species with spherycal shape. The rosette, which is individual, has got hundreds of stiff, linear leaves. This thin leaves are evergreen, and can be gray-green, light blue- green or yellow-green. Their margin are toothless. The leaves can get to a lenght of 35 cm. The flowers, a 150-200 spike-like raceme, can be green, purple or reddish brown. Agave stricta may bloom reaching maturity, after 10 years of life.

Cultivation:

Agave stricta nana is a really hardy species, so it can be grown from full sun to half-shade. Its tolerance to heat is excellent; also its endurance to subzero cold is very good (up to -4°C) – anyway, it is better to avoid severe freezing. In winter, it needs watering once every 1-2 months.

Propagation:

You can use basal suckers as propagation materialremove them during spring or summerlet the cuttings dry and then, put them in compost. 

Curiosity:

Agave Stricta is one of the few species of Agave which are not monocarpic, so it won’t die after flowering.

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Italian Blog:
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