1 package of 10 seedsThe Queen of Agaves, it not only is the most beautiful but the most suitable for growing in climates with cold, wet winters. Native to northeastern Mexico, it grows up to 3500 m 11500 ft. basically as an understorey plant in pine and oak forests, where the summers are cool and winters hostile.
Snow, ice and subzero temperatures are the norm for these high hillsides and this Agave could reasonably be expected to survive -15°C 5°F even in damp conditions. This is not a desert plant!
Agave montana grows as a large, dense, solitary rosette of wide, powdery gray-green leaves with reddish thorny margins and terminal spine.
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.