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Germination of

Agave potatorum

Butterfly Agave: Agave potatorum, Variegated Agave, Octopus Agave

Agave potatorum

Agave potatorum: Soak the seeds in water for 24 hours before planting. Fill a seed tray with a well-draining potting mix and sow the seeds on the surface of the soil. Cover them lightly with a fine layer of soil and water gently. Place the tray in a warm and bright location, and keep the soil moist but not waterlogged. Germination should occur within 4-6 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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