How to grow Agave parrasana

Agave parrasana growing Succulent leaf plant of the genus Agave also known as Agave wislizeni parrasana, Agave parrasana perennial evergreen plant, the plant dies after the bloom and the young plant grow instead and also used as ornamental and medical plant also drought tolerant, can grow in desert, subtropical, mediterranean or temperate climate and growing in hardiness zone 7-11.

Leaves color green with spines in the edge, the leaves are fleshy, the leaves grow in rosettes structure, the leaf in a spear shape.

Agave parrasana flower

Flower color is yellow, the flowers grow on stalk

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Requirements for Agave parrasana growing and care:

Better frost free, but can survive frost

What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seed / Vegetative Reproduction

Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?

Difficulties or problems when growing:

Recommended planting season?
All year, (in cold climate better in the spring)

Pests and diseases:
Agave snout weevil, snails, slugs

Pruning season:
All year

How to prune:
Dead leaves, dead mother plants and stalk

Size of the plant?
20-70cm (8-28 inches) the leaves, and the stalk 1-1.5 m (3-5 feet)

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Slow growing

Water requirement:
Small amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun (better not to) / Half Shade / Full Shade (can grow but it’s not optimal)

Is it possible to grow as houseplant?

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:

Blooming information

Bloom season:

General information about the flower:
Yellow flowers grow on stalk

Pollination is done by:
Moths bats, sunbird, hummingbird

Scientific name:

Agave parrasana

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