Agave potatorum cv. ‘Kichiokan’

Agave potatorum cv. ‘Kichiokan’

Agave potatorum cv. ‘Kichiokan’  Agave potorum Kichijokan is a small growing agave to 12 inches tall by 12 inches wide.  It has short blue/gray leaves with beautiful imprints on the back side of the leavesn and red spines.  Agave potatorum is  highly sought after.  Little irrigation is required in coastal gardens.  But it is best to provide some supplemental irrigation in hotter inland gardens. It is cold hardy to around 25 degrees. Agave potatorum comes from the semi-arid highlands, in altitudes between 4,000 and 7,000 feet in Puebla and Oaxaca  Mexico. This cultivar resembles a diminutive form of the species but some consider it to be a form of Agave parryi.

Agave parryi, known as Parry’s agave or mescal agave, is a flowering plant in the family Asparagaceae. It is a slow-growing succulent perennial native to Arizona, New Mexico, and northern Mexico.

The leaves are grey green and have a spine at the tip. One of the distinguishing features is that the point on the tip, which is typically dark tan, brown, or black, is darker than the leaf. Indentations of previous leaves show on the back of each leaf. The Huachuca variety grows in a rosette pattern as large as 2½ feet in diameter.

Because of its compact size, plus its low water use and low maintenance, Huachuca agave is considered a good landscaping plant for desert residential landscaping. It requires full sun. It is hardy to roughly −5 °F (−21 °C), though there are reports of specimens surviving temperatures at −20 °F (−29 °C).

Parry’s agave is evergreen. Aged agave produce a twelve-foot stalk with bright yellow blooms. They then die after blooming, as all leaf and root resources are put into the stalk, flowers, and seeds. It can be propagated by either offset or seed.

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