• Agave striata ssp striata

Agave striata ssp striata

Narrow Leaf Agave, Narrow Leaf Century Plant, Espadillo, Espadin, Guapilla, Soyate, Sotolito
Size: 3L pot - very large plants!

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Quick Overview

  • Striking architectural form
  • Long thin curving needle-like foliage
  • Full sun
  • Pefect drainage
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Description

Agave striata ssp striata is a stunningly beautiful highly ornamental Agave from NE Mexico where it grows in extensive populations on dry calcareous plains in full sun, spreading into large colonies with its offsetting habit. It has long thin leaves like curved knitting needles thickening with age to the width of long curved pencils that have no marginal spines at all but a sharp terminal spine. Its spherical shape and extremely elegant foliage make it an ideal accent plant in a xerophytic garden or as a desirable container specimen. Agave striata ssp striata's relatively small size also lends itself well to container growth and in colder regions of the country, it may be best to grow it as a container plant, bringing it into a glasshouse for the winter. 

Although not rare, Agave striata ssp striata is rarely seen in Britsh gardens and it should be used more often. Its sculptural spiky porcupine-like form is extremely eye-catching and hopefully more and more people - exotic gardeners and designers alike - will begin to incorporate it into their planting schemes.

Large plants. Bargain! Highly recommended.

Additional Information

Order Asparagales
Family Asparagaceae
Sub-Family Agavoideae
Synonyms Agave echinoides, Agave ensiformis, Agave hystrix, Agave recurva, Agave richardsii, Agave striata var. echinoides, Agave striata var. echinoides, Agave striata var. mesae, Agave striata var. recurva, Agave striata f. recurva, Bonapartea hystrix
Geographical Origin Northeastern Mexico on both sides of the Sierra Madre Oriental in Coahuila, Nuevo León and Tamaulipas Provinces and further south into Zacatecas, San Luis Potosi, Queretaro and Hidalgo
Cultivation Full sun. Perfect drainage. Gravelly, gritty, alkaline substrate. Keep dry in winter and protect with fleece
Eventual Height 90cm
Eventual Spread 90cm
Hardiness Surprisingly tough for an Agave that grows so far south in Mexico, it appears to be able to survive down to at least -8C and possibly more if kept completely dry with a raincover. Fleecing Agaves in the winter in most parts of the UK is sensible practice

Agave striata ssp striata

Narrow Leaf Agave, Narrow Leaf Century Plant, Espadillo, Espadin, Guapilla, Soyate, Sotolito
Size: 3L pot - very large plants!

Availability: In stock

Regular Price: £19.99

Special Price: £17.99

  • Buy 2 for £17.50 each and save 3%
You could receive 10 Palm Points for writing a review and/or rating this product.

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