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Agave Striata

Agave Striata

Regular price $38.50 USD
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Plant Type: Agaves
Plant Height: 1-2 feet
Spread: 2-3 feet
Flower Color: creamy-white to pale yellow
Sun Exposure: Full Sun, Partial Shade


Agave Striata is distinctive for its dense rosettes of numerous thin, wiry leaves. These leaves are a blue-green to gray-green color and are very narrow, almost needle-like, giving the plant a delicate yet spiky texture. Each leaf ends in a sharp point, and while there are no marginal spines, the overall appearance is quite striking.

Native to northern Mexico, Agave Striata is adapted to rocky and arid environments. Its drought tolerance makes it a suitable choice for xeriscaping, rock gardens, and desert-themed landscapes. Its relatively small size and unique form also make it an excellent option for container gardening, where it can be a focal point on patios or in courtyard settings.

Agave Striata requires minimal care, thriving in well-drained soils and needing only occasional watering once established. It prefers full sun exposure, which helps maintain its tight rosette form and vibrant leaf color.

The flowering of Agave Striata is an impressive event. The plant produces a tall flower spike, often several feet in height, adorned with small, creamy-white to pale yellow flowers. This blooming attracts various pollinators and marks the end of the plant's life cycle. However, before dying, it often produces offsets or "pups" that can be replanted.

Overall, Agave Striata is a visually interesting and low-maintenance plant that adds texture and a touch of the exotic to any garden. Its slender leaves and compact form, combined with its drought tolerance, make it a highly desirable species for adding visual interest and sustainability to garden designs.

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