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

This information about Agave striata 'East of Ramos' displayed is based on research conducted in our horticultural library and from reliable online resources. We also will relate observations made about it as it grows in our nursery gardens and other gardens we have visited, as well how the crops have performed in containers in our nursery field. We will also incorporate comments that we receive from others and we welcome hearing from anyone with additional information, particularly if they can share any cultural information that would aid others in growing it.