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Care of the succulent plant Agave striata or Narrow Leaf Century Plant.

Care of the succulent plant Agave striata or Narrow Leaf Century Plant

The Agave genus, family Asparagaceae, comprises about 350 species of succulent plants native to Mexico, the Southwestern United States, and Central America. Some species are: Agave striata, Agave guadalajaranaAgave ferdinandi-regis, Agave datylioAgave horridaAgave vilmorinianaAgave angustifoliaAgave univittataAgave lechuguilla, Agave stricta, Agave sisalana, Agave shawii, Agave potatorum, Agave parryi, Agave parrasana, Agave macroacantha, Agave filifera, Agave bracteosa, Agave attenuata, Agave americana, Agave victoria-reginae, Agave impressa, Agave ferox.

Common name: Narrow Leaf Century Plant. This species is native to Northeastern Mexico.

They are evergreen succulent plants that produce suckers and reach 60 cm (1.96 feet) in height. The elegant, thin, slightly upturned leaves are light green or greyish-green in color with purplish tones ending in a dark spine. The floral stem reaches 3 meters (9.84 feet) in height and presents yellowish flowers.

They are used in rockeries, on dry and sunny slopes, in cactus and succulent gardens, in flowerbeds and in pots for patios and terraces. Do not plant in areas with regular passage due to the terminal thorns.

The Agave striata needs full sun exposure and a warm, dry climate. Withstands light frost if the substrate is dry.

They grow in any soil that has excellent drainage.

They are very drought resistant plants that need moderate watering waiting for the substrate to dry completely.

Fertilize once in early spring with a mineral fertilizer for cacti and succulents.

They do not need pruning.

They are plants quite resistant to the usual pests and diseases that can be attacked by some insects and fungi if there is excess moisture in the roots.

They propagate by separating suckers, protecting themselves well from the terminal spines.

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Agave striata