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Germination of

Agave megalodonta

Shark Tooth Agave: Red agave, Agave 'Sharkskin Shoes'

Agave megalodonta

Agave megalodonta seeds require a warm and moist environment to germinate. Begin by filling a seed tray or pot with a well-draining cactus mix. Moisten the mix lightly, but do not let it become too wet. Scatter the seeds on top of the soil mix and gently press them down so they are in contact with the soil. Cover the tray or pot with a plastic bag to create a humid environment and place it in a warm, brightly lit area. Keep the soil moist by misting it with water when necessary. The seeds should begin to germinate in 2-4 weeks.

Some of plants may have very have specific germination requirements that may not be covered in these general instructions. 

Many seeds require pre-treatment before sowing which we try to list here when we can, but this information may not be present here.  Germination times and germination temperatures are to be a guide only.  Many factors can DRASTICALLY affect this.


It's always a good idea to research the specific germination requirements from multiple sources for each plant before attempting to grow them from seed.

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