Agave parrasana

Agave parrasana

Cabbage head agave

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

Plant does not flower in April

Plant does not flower in May

Plant does flower in June

Plant does flower in July

Plant does flower in August

Plant does not flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

  • Botanical name: Agave parrasana
  • Common name: Cabbage head agave
  • Family: Asparagaceae
  • Plant Type: Cactus or succulent, Evergreen
Flower colour:

Yellow

Foliage colour:

Blue​/​Green

The cabbage head agave, Agave parrasana, is a rare and unusual agave bearing a compact rosette of tightly held, waxy, overlapping leaves, resembling a cabbage. A highly ornamental variety, its leaves are blue-green with red, hook-like teeth along the margins. Yellow flowers, up to 6m high, grow from red buds on mature plants. It’s perfect for growing in a container in a conservatory or greenhouse, or may even be planted outdoors on a sunny patio or gravel garden, in summer.

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For best results grow Agave parrasana in well-drained soil in a sheltered spot in full sun. Water sparingly in summer and reduce watering in winter. Protect from frost. 

How to grow Agave parrasana

  • Plant size

    100cm height

    100cm spread

  • Aspect

    South facing, west facing

  • Sun exposure: Full sun
  • Hardiness: Tender
  • Soil type: Well drained / light / sandy

Plant calendar

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Plant
Plant

Do not Plant in January

Do not Plant in February

Do not Plant in March

Do not Plant in April

Do Plant in May

Do Plant in June

Do Plant in July

Do Plant in August

Do Plant in September

Do not Plant in October

Do not Plant in November

Do not Plant in December

Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

Plant does not flower in April

Plant does not flower in May

Plant does flower in June

Plant does flower in July

Plant does flower in August

Plant does not flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

Agave parrasana and wildlife

Agave parrasana has no particular known value to wildlife in the UK.

Is Agave parrasana poisonous?

Agave parrasana has no toxic effects reported.

No reported toxicity to:

No reported toxicity to Birds

No reported toxicity to Cats

No reported toxicity to Dogs

No reported toxicity to Horses

No reported toxicity to Livestock

No reported toxicity to People