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
A beautiful, compact species from northern Mexico where it grows at high elevations.
It forms a dense, solitary rosette with up to 100 dark green, wide leaves that have white markings and marginal fibers.
The Maguey tolerates moderate to severe freezes. This species is also widely known as Agave filifera ssp. schidigera.