Agave stricta (hedgehog agave, rabo de léon) is a species of succulent plant in the family Asparagaceae, native to South East Mexico. It grows to 0.5m. Rosettes of narrow spiny leaves produce erect racemes, 2m long, of reddish purple flowers in summer.
This evergreen perennial plant requires heated indoor culture during winter in temperate regions, though it may be placed outside during summer months. It has gained the Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Garden Merit.
- RHS A-Z encyclopedia of garden plants. United Kingdom: Dorling Kindersley. 2008. pp. 1136. ISBN 1405332964.
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