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Plant Habit: Cactus/Succulent
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Water Preferences: Mesic
Dry Mesic
Dry
Leaves: Evergreen
Fruit: Dehiscent
Flowers: Showy
Suitable Locations: Xeriscapic
Uses: Will Naturalize
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Drought tolerant
Toxicity: Other: The juice from many species of agave can cause acute contact dermatitis that produces reddening and blistering lasting approximately one to two weeks. Itching may recur up to a year later without a visible rash. Dried parts of the plants can be handled sa
Propagation: Seeds: Can handle transplanting
Other info: Sow in shallow pots with a well draining, sterile mix; 50/50 organic/inorganic of coarse perlite, pumice; sphagnum peat or good compost. Avoid manures. Irrigate from below. Provide bright, indirect light and a transparent cover to retain moisture.
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Offsets
Other: Bulbils
Pollinators: Moths and Butterflies
Bats
Containers: Needs excellent drainage in pots
Miscellaneous: With thorns/spines/prickles/teeth
Monocarpic
Awards and Recognitions: RHS AGM

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Location: Coastal San Diego County Date: 2018-04-21Torrey Pines State Park
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Location: Kerrville, TXDate: May 2003
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Location: Kerrville, TXDate: June 2004
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Discussion Threads about this plant
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Agave parryi var. truncata by mcvansoest Jan 23, 2016 5:13 PM 2
Agave parryi by valleylynn May 18, 2018 8:47 PM 7
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can someone identify these two agaves? by cwalke Oct 10, 2020 11:06 AM 1
Agave Dying by LadyPiccadilly Aug 31, 2020 10:50 AM 7
Black Thumb trying to turn Green Thumb by MrsValerieWood Aug 10, 2020 12:36 AM 12
The never ending search. by Hallow Aug 7, 2020 7:48 PM 15
Agave comment by Baja_Costero Jun 18, 2020 9:25 AM 7
what type of cactus/plants are these? please help ID by Amenchio Jun 3, 2020 10:27 PM 5
Dwarf agave guide request by skopjecollection Dec 31, 2019 1:24 PM 7
Help getting an Agave to make roots by GardenGems Nov 21, 2019 4:55 PM 6
Echeveria Winter Damage by Ruwo Feb 16, 2019 3:50 PM 17

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