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Parry's Agave Plant

Parry’s Agave Plant

Parry’s Agave Plant also called mescal agave (Agave Parryi or Asparagaceae) is a  desert plant that resembles an artichoke and is in the Century plant family.  It’s an amazing plant that will shoot out a tall stalk that resembles asparagus plants it does this when it is fully mature.  The stalk is will grow up […]

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Baja fairy duster plant

What is the Baja fairy duster plant? It is a plant that is native to southwest California and the northern part of Mexico.  It goes by many names the chuparosa, tabardillo, zapotillo and its botanical name the Calliandra californica.  It will grow about 4 maybe 5 ft. tall and wide. There are not too many […]

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The Ocotillo Plant

The Ocotillo Plant

The Ocotillo Plant (Fouquieria splendens). It is an early spring blooming desert flowering plant.  Its long spiny limbs or stems will twist and turn out towards the sky.  It will look great in all desert landscapes and can tolerate poor sandy soil.  It is a plant that is indigenous to the Sonoran and Chihuahuan deserts. They produce […]

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