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@ UC Berkeley Botanic Gdn, CA

Agave stricta

Hardy Century Plant

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Item #: 1587

Zones: 7a to 10b

Height: 12" tall

Culture: Sun

Origin: Mexico

Pot Size: 3.5" pot (24 fl. oz/0.7 L) ?

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This Mexican species of agave is worthy of a starring role in one of those Fatal Attraction movies. It closely resembles A. striata (botanists swear it's different). It has the same stiff, round sword-like leaves (the width of a narrow pencil) that radiate out from the center, forming a symmetrical 24" wide porcupine-like clump. The narrow 6' flower spike in late summer is topped with very unusual spider-like flowers in colors of greens and purples...bizarre!