Germination: Start the Agave seeds in a 50/50 mix of commercial soil and sifted crushed granite. Cover the seeds in a small plastic pot with a small measure of the soil mixture. Usually this is about the diameter of the seed. They should not be placed very deep into the soil. They should be just below the surface. Set the pot in a pan of distilled water and leave there until you see that the soil is wet. Remove the pot and then allow to drain for several minutes. Cover the pot with a plastic bag and secure with a rubber band. Set the seedling on a windowsill where it will receive diffused light instead of direct sunlight. The seedling will begin to sprout after about 4 weeks.
1 package of 10 seeds
An exquisite Agave from high altitude, 2500 m 8200 ft., in the mountains of Oaxaca around Tlaxiaco.
The broad, soft leaves have a silky, pale bluish surface, much like Agave attenuata, which contrasts well with a very finely toothed, red leaf edge. They form a dense rosette, no more than 100 cm 40 in. across and sometimes a short trunk.
In cultivation, it adapts easily to most warm temperate climates and can take prolonged cool conditions but only brief freezes.