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Mescal

Agave parryi

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This plant has a dense rosette of fleshy blue-gray leaves and produces tall, cream-colored flowers tinged with red or pink in summer.

CareGrow in full sun and dry to medium, well-drained soil.

PropagationRemove offsets in spring or autumn.

ProblemsScale and mealybug. Root rot is common in poorly drained soil.

  • Genus : Agave
  • Plant Height : 1 to 3 feet
  • Plant Width : 1 to 3 feet
  • Zones : 10, 11, 9
  • Plant Type : Cacti and Succulents
  • Uses : Containers
  • Tolerance : Drought Tolerant
  • Moisture : Dry to Medium
  • Bloom Time : Early Summer, Late Spring, Spring, Summer
  • Light : Full Sun
  • Maintenance : Low
  • Characteristics : Showy Foliage
  • Growth Rate : Slow
  • Plant Seasonal Interest : Spring Interest
  • Flower Color : White, Yellow

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