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Germination of

Agave stricta rubra

Red Hedgehog Agave - Agave stricta rubra, Hedgehog Agave, Stiff Agave

Agave stricta rubra

Agave stricta rubra is a small, slow-growing succulent plant with rosettes of narrow, pointed leaves. To germinate Agave stricta rubra seeds, start by preparing a well-draining soil mixture of cactus soil and sand in equal parts. Sow the seeds about 1/4 inch deep in the soil mixture and cover them with a thin layer of sand. Water the soil lightly and keep it moist but not waterlogged. Place the pot in a warm, bright location with indirect sunlight. Germination usually occurs within 2-3 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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