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Products > Agave striata 'East of Ramos'
 
Agave striata 'East of Ramos' - Maguey Espadín
   

 
Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Succulent
Family: Agavaceae (now Asparagaceae)
Origin: Mexico (North America)
Evergreen: Yes
Red/Purple Foliage: Yes
Flower Color: Red & Yellow
Bloomtime: Fall
Height: 2-3 feet
Width: 2-3 feet
Exposure: Full Sun
Summer Dry: Yes
Irrigation (H2O Info): No Irrigation required
Winter Hardiness: 0-10° F
Agave striata 'East of Ramos' (Maguey Espadín) - A very hardy agave from northeastern Mexico that forms dense stands of rosettes with long green pencil-thin sharp-pointed leaves that typically can be to 2 feet long or more. When mature the flowers appear on long unbranched spikes in the fall. Plant in full sun or dry shade with little to no irrigation. This species is 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 plant is a form from east of town of Ramos Aruzpe in the Mexican state of Coahuilla. It is a larger form than a couple dwarf forms we have also offered and is greener than the gray flushing purple form called Agave striata var. falcata. 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.  The information on this page is based on the research that we have conducted about this plant in the San Marcos Growers library, from what we have found on reliable online sources, as well as from observations made of our crops of this plant growing in the nursery and of plants growing in the nursery's garden and those in other gardens where we may have observed it. We also have incorporated comments received from others and welcome getting feedback from those who may have additional information, particularly if this information includes cultural information that would aid others in growing Agave striata 'East of Ramos'.
 
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