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
This Agave is immediately recognizable by its narrow, stiff, green leaves that carry copious amounts of curly, white, threadlike fibers on the margins.
It can become quite large and form a dense, hemispherical, usually solitary rosette with countless individual leaves that make it a highly desirable ornamental.
It is native to Sonora, Chihuahua, Durango and Sinaloa in Mexico where it grows between 1400 and 2100 m 4500 and 7000 ft. on rocky slopes and cliffs in pine and oak forest. In cultivation it can cope with drought and severe freezes.