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Products > Agave striata 'Guadalcazar'
 
Agave striata 'Guadalcazar' - Guadalcazar Espadín
 
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Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Succulent
Family: Agavaceae (Agaves)
Origin: Mexico (North America)
Evergreen: Yes
Red/Purple Foliage: Yes
Flower Color: Red & Yellow
Bloomtime: Fall
Height: <1 foot
Width: <1 foot
Exposure: Full Sun
Drought Tolerant: Yes
Irrigation (H2O Info): No Irrigation required
Winter Hardiness: 0-10° F
Agave striata 'Guadalcazar' (Guadalcazar Espadín) - A very hardy agave from northeastern Mexico that forms dense stands of rosettes with long gray-green pencil-thin sharp-pointed leaves that typically can be to 40 inches tall but in this form are less than half of this. When mature the flowers appear on long unbranched spikes in the fall. Plant in full sun or dry shade with little to no irrigation - drier plants in full sun often get a beautiful red coloration. Considered very hardy tolerating temperatures to at least 0 ° F but in colder areas should have very good drainage or otherwise stay fairly dry in winter. This smaller form was noted west of Guadalcazar in the Mexican State of San Luis Potosí by Ruth Bancroft Plant Curator Brian Kemble who noted it as smaller than other populations of the species he had seen. Other common names include Espadillo, Guapilla, Soyate and Sotolito. This plant not only looks more like a Yucca but it is noted as being one of the few Agave that is not monocarpic so it does not die after flowering. Rather the stem branches at the point where the inflorescence initiates and multiple rosettes form, a trait that is again, much like a yucca.  This description is based on our research and the observations we have made of this plant as it grows in containers at our nursery, in our own garden and in other gardens. We also appreciate receiving feedback of any kind from those who have additional information about this plant, particularly if they disagree with what we have written or if they have additional cultural tips that would aid others in growing Agave striata 'Guadalcazar'.
 
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