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Beginner Gardening Questions: Agave Parryii

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Green Valley, AZ

November 7, 2013
1:14 PM

Post #9704250

I have a huge Parryii that was attacked over the summer by grubs while I was away. I just dug it up, easily since the roots were eaten. There was sign of rot going on, so I removed the dying parts and cleaned off the bottom. It had been sprayed once and there are no living grubs anymore. Can I save it by cleaning the bottom root base with something and replant it? Is there a chance it can recover?

Thank you- Marcia


Andrews, TX
(Zone 8a)

November 15, 2013
7:29 AM

Post #9709489

Hi there! I would post your question in Cacti/succulents as well.

I'm a novice, but I'm almost certain there is a way to save your Agave if there are any viable roots left. Keep it dry in the meantime. Seriously, post in the aforementioned forum. Lots of Agave pros there! Good luck! Love that species!



West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

November 19, 2013
2:35 PM

Post #9712575

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MA, give some thought to joining if you like what you see here. It's a great place!
Contra Costa County, CA
(Zone 9b)

November 20, 2013
5:29 AM

Post #9712873

You probably can save it. It would be about like rooting a cutting.
I would dip it in rooting hormone and pot it into something that you can protect from the grubs for a year. Fast draining soil. Then, after a year of recovery, plant it next fall in the garden.

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