Common name: Narrow-leaved Agave
Height at maturity: 60 centimeters
Plant type: succulent
Flower color: yellow to purple
Type of soil: sandy and very draining
Watering: light to dry
Use: rock garden, pot or container
Diseases and insect pests: scale insects
Toxicity: not determined
Storage of seeds: 2 years in a dry place away from light at 3/4°C (refrigerator)
This agave is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful agaves. Its silhouette makes it look like a sea urchin. Indeed, the plant produces a multitude of narrow, almost rounded leaves. The leaves end with a reddish-brown tip. This tip is called the apical needle. The color of the leaves can be green or blue-green.
Flowering occurs after many years and is characterized by a flower stalk that can reach 2.50 meters covered on its upper part by yellow to purple flowers.
This plant is very resistant to drought and heat. If it is totally protected from humidity it can withstand -10°C.
It is cultivable in open ground in the southern regions. In colder regions it is easier to let it grow in a pot that can be brought inside in winter.