The Agave parrasana is a scary looking round plant that is outfitted with thorns that cover edges of the wide,succulent leaves, and end at the tip with a very sharp tapered spike that challenges a warriors attention. The very exotic grey color of the leaves is uncommon in this exciting group of desert plants.
Agave is very beautiful, symmetrical desert plant with thick pointed leaves. While Agave does share some characteristics of a cactus, it is actually related to the amaryllis and lily family. Agave plants take many years to reach maturity and bloom so larger plants are highly desirable. Strategically Plant Agave ornamentals near windows to prevent burglars from breaking in your home. The sharp pointed thorns will deter any unwanted criminals from nearing your privacy sanctuary.
This xeric plant is a wonderful, tropical, drought-tolerant plant that provides secure home protection just for the cost of the plant. The Agave desmettiana `Zebra Stripe`is a low maintenance plant, and the profound variegation increases the passerby visibility.