Agave parryi
Agave parryi
Agave parryi

Agave Parryi Parry's Agave

(This plant comes in a 3.5" pot. You will receive a very similar plant to the one in the picture. It may or may not be blooming at the time of your purchase. The plant is shipped in its pot to prevent any damage to the roots).

Agave parryi is a winter-dormant perennial succulent that belongs to the Asparagaceae family. It has a common name, ‘Parry's agave or mescal’, and originates from Mexico. Each leaf of the plant is less than six inches and two to three inches wide. 

Growth Rate

The growth rate of the Agave parryi is slow.


The flowers bloom in yellow colors throughout the summer season.

Water and Feeding/Fertilizer

In summers, when the soil gets dry, water the plant but avoid excess watering otherwise, root rot can happen. Give a small amount of fertilizer in the spring season.


Agave parryi needs well-drained soil. Sandy or shallow rocky soil is also good for the plant.


The hardiness of Parry's agave is 9b to 11, with a frost tolerance of -20° F (-28.8° C).


Being a desert plant, Agave parryi needs full sunlight to grow. It will not develop well indoors because of a lack of full exposure. 


These plants are propagated through offsets or seeds. But through seeds, this variety takes longer to grow. So, it is better to grow through the offset technique.

Parry's agave is an adorable cactus plant that will surely make your garden attractive. The fleshy leaves of the plant are eye-catching.

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Blooming Season Summer
Common Name Parry's agave or mescal
Dormancy Winter
Family Asparagaceae
Flower Yellow
Frost Tolerance -20f
Growth Rate Slow
Hardiness Zone 9b to 11
Height 2-3 feet wide
Origin Mexico
Pot Size 3.5"
Scientific Name Agave parryi
Shape Rosette
Sun Exposure Full sun

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Don S.
United States United States

Once again, nice plants

It's been over 100 deg F here, and I was worried that the baby agave would cook in the metal community mailbox before I could retrieve them. No worries! They came through looking great, and although I ordered three plants, two of them turned out to be doubles -- a larger plant along with a smaller pup. Thanks again, denizens of Planet Desert! These agave are native here, though protected by law from harvesting (a rule I wholeheartedly support), and I had a chance to see a few of them in bloom last month. Magnificent! Although, like many agave, the blooms once and then die, each takes around 17 years to reach maturity.

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Mirja H.
United States United States

Beautiful plant!

Super cute and healthy

Abel J.

These came in awesome shape and packet bea...

These came in awesome shape and packet beautiful Very happy with order

Alana L.

Arrived securely packaged and in great sha...

Arrived securely packaged and in great shape!

Agave parryi

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If you live in a cold climate and are expecting temperatures below 40 degrees within the next five days after placing your order, we highly recommend adding a heat pack to your order. If you do not order a heat pack, we do not send one with your order.

*PLEASE NOTE- If you are ordering both CACTI/SUCCULENTS and HOUSEPLANTS, you will need to purchase BOTH heat packs above to your cart.


($50 Promo not valid for Houseplant heat packs)

To prevent plants from freezing while in transit, orders placed for areas with extreme severe freezing temperatures will be held for shipment until it is safe to ship.

Plants that are in 3.5" pots and smaller will be shipped in its pot to prevent any damage to the roots. Any plant that is larger than a 3.5" pot WILL NOT come with a pot as it will be shipped bare root.

Depending on the species and season, you will receive a very similar plant to the one in the picture. It may or may not be blooming at the time of your purchase.

We ship via USPS Priority Mail, and we calculate the shipping cost based on the weight and volume of your purchase. Care instructions are included in every package you order. Please allow us up to 3 business days to process your order. Depending on your location, we will ship the plants on a certain day to avoid transit time during weekends or holidays. If you wish to receive your order on a specific date, or have special instructions, please add a note on your order. If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to contact us at any time.

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