Plant your Agave parryi var. truncata in well-draining soil. Use a porous soil like Kellogg Palm & Cactus Mix to mix with your native soil or use straight out of the bag as a potting mix for patio containers.
Plant in full sun then thoroughly water to help the soil settle around the roots. Water as needed when the soil is completely dry. Cold hardy to 15℉
The blue-grey leaf color of Agave parryi var. truncata can vary in hue depending on soil, climate, culture, and genetics. Other variations may occur depending on propagation methods: seedlings, offsets, or tissue culture. The reddish black wavy or wiggly terminal spine is a good indicator for this variety.
Agave parryi var. truncata will eventually produce numerous pups to form a colony. To maintain spread or a solitary form, use a sharp shovel, hand saw, or pruners to divide pups. They are easiest to remove when they are young and small.
Agaves are monocarpic plants, which means they only flower once when they reach maturity. The rosette will eventually die when the flower is done blooming. The plant can remain in flower for a long period of time. The remaining offsets or pups will continue to grow until they mature and flower. Agave parryi var. truncata typically matures and blooms after 10 years on a 11-20 ft. tall stalk.