Agave striata spp. falcata
"Needle-Leaf Hardy Agave"

Agave striata ssp falcata Needle Leaf Hardy Agave
Photo by David Feix

Pencil-thin leaves form a rounded clump that stays a more manageable size than most Agaves! Like a perfectly fat little porcupine only with slightly curved long gray needle-y leaves. Forms a 2’ sphere of foliage, after several years it will produce an impressive 7’ tower of little white flowers - dies after blooming, usually producing plenty of offsets before that or, at the very least, reseeding to start a little “porcupine” colony that will get bigger and better over time! Perfect for a rock garden, container or dry garden. Provide well-draining soil and light weekly waterings its first year in your garden after which it will become drought tolerant - though we think it always is happiest with a bit of compost and some water during the hottest months. Leaves are rather pokey so bear that in mind when placing. Attracts bees and hummers!

Marti B.,
Gardener at Large

Full Sun
Low water

Perennial Succulent
USDA zones 7-10