Agave stricta

These mostly large-sized perennials grow in a rosette of succulent, spiny, sharply pointed leaves, from which tequila is made. Rope, food, soap and other products are also made from the fibers and pulp. Some send up a tall flower spike annually, while others bloom only every 30 to 40 years. Several types die after flowering, but new plants may develop from suckers at their base. Native to the warm arid parts of the Americas, these plants need excellent drainage. Fire-retardant, drought-resistant and often grow in containers. Give partial shade in the hot, dry desert and protect from frost and soaking winter rains.
Agave stricta
The leaves may grow up and out, or curve inwards. Flower spikes grow up to 7½ feet. Smaller 'Dwarf' cultivar has denser growth. Water infrequently.

Attributes - Agave stricta

Plant Type: Succulent

Bloom Season: Late Spring through Early Summer

Flower Color: Purple, Red

Foliage: Evergreen

Height: 1 ft. to 1 ft. 8 in.

Width: 3 ft.

Sunlight: Full Sun, Partial Sun

Climate: Zones 9, 10, 11

Notes: Thrives in Dry Climates, Hot Climates. Container Plants, Drought Tolerant, Low Maintenance.

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