Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Agave stricta var nana

Agave stricta var. nana
This is a favourite Agave because it forms such a neat round shape of symmetrical leaves. It eventually grows to form a small colony of spherical rosettes in a garden situation because unlike other Agaves ,it does not die after flowering but sends out new offsets from the parent plant. It is native to Mexico where it grows in dry limestone country.It makes a good pot plant or garden specimen if grown in a dry spot or on a raised mound to provide adequate drainage.
2017 update: I have a couple of plants of it available but because of the angle of the spines it is difficult to work with and therefore not on the top of my grow list.

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