Agave stricta rubra (Red hedgehog agave)
Agave stricta is native to Mexico. It is a small species, forming large reddish balls of skewer-like leaves which looks like needles on Hedgehog. This species has the tightest spherical shape of any agave and will form offshoots to create a colony of rosettes. It can be planted in hot areas which receive minimal amounts of rainfall, particularly in the winter months. It can also makes a great container plant (performs best when neglected) to be over-wintered indoors. A. stricta is a versatile and very hardy plant that can be grown in half-shade to full-sun. It can take moderate to severe freezes, and is extremely drought tolerant.