Agave Parryi Huachucensis

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$ 12.25

Agave parryi var. huachucensis

(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. This plant is shipped in its pot to prevent any damage to the roots).

Origin and Habitat: Huachuca Mountains, Arizona on the Mexican border as far south of south as the sierra Huachinera.

Description: Agave parryi var. huachucensis is an upland variant with larger growth of the widespread and variable Agave parryi. It is a compact freely-suckering rosette-forming succulent with broad short grey leaves with prominent brown terminal spines. It is more robust than the standard Agave parryi, with larger leaves up to 20 cm wide and up to 65 cm long, and the flower stem broader with larger flowers up to 75 mm long.

Rosettes: Of densely arranged leaves, 45-60(-75) cm tall by 75-90 cm wide with the sucker growth producing dense clumps; dies after blooming.

Leaves: Grey-green with toothed margins and large sharp spine on tip; 25-65 cm long, 10-20 (or more) cm wide; point on tip is darker, can be tan, brown or black; leaf narrows at base, indentation of previously leaf shows on back of leaves.

Cultivation and Propagation: Agave parryi var. huachucensis is usually cultivated outdoors in rock gardens, in cactus and succulent gardens, as it is very cold hardy, withstanding temperatures as low as -20° degree Celsius. It suckers, but tends to be slow to sucker, so easy to keep control of. Because of its compact size, plus its low water use and low maintenance, it is considered a good landscaping plant for desert residential landscaping.

Growth rate: Slow to medium growing, but speeds up considerably given the best conditions.

Exposure: They do well in full sun or a lightly shaded area with afternoon shade.

Soil: They are adaptable, but do best in very well-drained, sandy or gravely soil. As an ornamental it is also grown in containers where it stays smaller than its



 

 

All of our plants are grown under the same conditions, although not all the plants are the same. You will receive a similar plant in size and shape to the ones in the pictures. Our plants are hand-picked and carefully selected to bring you the best quality possible. Please allow us up to 3 business days to process your order. If you wish to receive your order on a specific date or have special instructions, please add a note at the checkout.

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Colder Regions Warning: We are now offering 72-hour heat packs for an additional $3.00 If your order is $50.00 or more, and if we think that it is necessary, you will get a heat pack free of charge.

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.

Care Instructions: Care instructions are included in every package you order.

Shipping Details and Customer Service Policy: We ship via USPS Priority Mail. We calculate the shipping cost based on the weight and volume of your purchase. Please allow a maximum time of 72 hours for processing prior to shipment. Depending on your location, we will ship the plants on a certain day to avoid transit time during weekends or holidays. If you have any questions or comments please feel free to contact us at the email address below:

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