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
Native to central Mexico in the states of Hidalgo, San Luis Potosi and Tamaulipas, this rather large Agave inhabits dry deciduous forest vegetation.
The pale green leaves are heavily armed with bizarre large white spines along the margins. It tolerates extreme heat, drought and also a little frost.