Hedgehog Agave
Agave stricta
 

Care advice

Watering guidelines During summer the soil should be kept moist, while during winter it just should not dry up completely.
Fertilizer suggestions Use Succulent fertilizer (e.g. N3-P6-K12).
Mist requirements Does not need misting
Light preferences Prefers full sun
Temperature preference Prefers warm constant temperatures through the whole year (average around 22 °C).
pH range 6.6 - 7.8
Acidity preference loves neutral pH conditions
Toxicity irritant

Origin

Climate desert

Photo

Names

Other common names Hedgehog Century Plant, Needle Agave, Needle Leaf Agave, Globe Agave, Hedgehog Agave, Rabo de leon, Century Plant
Family Agavaceae
Other scientific names Agave echinoides, Agave striata, Agave hystrix

Characteristics

Growth form shrub
Hardiness USDA 9 (plant tolerates a minimum temperature of -7°C)
Flowering true
Flower color
  • red-purple
Blooming months
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    1Jan
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    2Feb
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    3Mar
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    4Apr
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    5May
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    6Jun
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    7Jul
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    8Aug
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    9Sep
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    10Oct
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    11Nov
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    12Dec
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    5
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    6
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Leaf color
  • green