Agave parryi is a succulent shrub.
Agave parryi was described by Georg Engelmann. The name is considered as validly published.
Agave parryi is a species in the genus Agave which contains approximately 257 to 341 species and belongs to the family of the Agavaceae (Century-plant Family). The type species of the genus is Agave americana.
The shrubs reach heights of 15 to 45 centimetres.
Wood and Bark
Agave parryi is evergreen. The yellow-green, simple leaves are basal. They are ovate-lanceolate with spiny margins.
Flowers and Fruits
Agave parryi produces panicles of yellow funnel-shaped flowers from May to June.
The shrubs produce loculicidal capsules.
Agave parryi is native to Arizona and Mexico.
The shrubs prefer a sunny to half-shady situation on dry soil. The substrate should be sandy, gritty-sandy, sandy-loamy or gritty-loamy soil. They tolerate temperatures down to -12Â°C (USDA zone 8).
Tolerance of special soil conditions
- none: drought
Maintenance and Propagation
The plants usually require only a moderate amount of maintenance.
Pests and Diseases
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