Agave striata ssp. falcata (Engelmann) Gentry

If kept well this plant can become very ornamental. Dangerous for inattentive children and pets

© Julia Etter & Martin Kristen

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Basic Data

Subgenus

Littaea

Section

Striatae

Diameter

up to 100cm

Inflorescence

120-220cm

Flower Color

greenish-yellow or red to purple

Flowering Time

May - June

Reproduction

branching after bloom, seed

Common Name

Espadin


Natural Location

Occurrence

Chihuahua, Coahuila, Nuevo Leon, Durango, Zacatecas, San Luis Potosi

 

Mostly flat, very dry and sunny locations. Rocky, compact soil


Remarks

This plant can be very dangerous with its heavy "arming"

Distinguishable from the main species because of its fewer but broader leaves



 

Young

Adult

Inflorescence

Flower

Various

Various

Various

Various

 


Indoor Summer

Exposition

sunny

Watering

plenty


Indoor Winter

Temperature

keep over 6C / 43F

Soil

keep totally dry


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