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Agave parryi subsp. neomexicana


Native to mountainous areas in northernmost Mexico and Texas and New Mexico in the U.S., this species grows small to medium-sized, somewhat clustering rosettes of stiff, well armed, blue green leaves. It is drought tolerant and extremely cold hardy and unharmed even by severe freezes.

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Seeds from this species ...

... are very easy to germinate and need up to 1 month to sprout.
Seeds germinated within 1 week on a windowsill at room temperature with my normal mix of 50% perlite & 50% potting compost....no need to cover pot.
Submitted on 08/02/2008 by Mark Williams industrial@sky.com

... are very easy to germinate and need up to 1 month to sprout.
First sign of germination after only a couple of days. Sewn in a mixture of 1 part perlite, 1 part vermiculite & 1 part multi-purpose compost.
Submitted on 28/05/2007 by Mark Williams industrial@sky.com

...very easy to germinate and need up to 1 month to sprout.
Very good germination rate (90%) and seedling growth is quick, fast and strong. Used normal sowing method on surface with covering of grit/sand as for all agave seeds, at room temperature.
Submitted on 26/03/2005 by one of our visitors

...very easy to germinate and need up to 1 month to sprout.
The seeds of the New Mexico Agave are easily germinated if planted in really sandy soil(90%sand, 10%dirt). Place the seeds about a millimeter below the surface of the pot. place pot in a tray of of water. then put the pot in ful sun until germination occurs. It can happen in as little of time as three days.
Submitted on 29/10/2004 by one of our visitors

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If you wish to read more on palm cultivation, we highly recommend Ornamental Palm Horticulture by Timothy K. Broschat and Alan W. Meerow, available in our bookshop.

Ratings and comments reflect individual experiences and the views of our visitors. They do not necessarily describe the most appropriate methods, nor are they necessarily valid for all seeds or plants of this species. Germination and plant cultivation success depends on many different factors; nevertheless, these experiences will hopefully aid you in your effort to get the best germination results from our seeds and the best growth results from your plants.

We recommend:
The Encyclopedia of Cultivated Palms

The Encyclopedia of Cultivated Palms
by Robert Lee Riffle, Paul Craft, Scott Zona

2nd edition
Completely revised and updated

Hardcover - 528 pages
11 x 8.5 inches

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The Encyclopedia of Cultivated Palms is the definitive account of all palms that can be grown for ornamental and economic use. Palms are often underutilized as a result of their unfamiliarity—even to tropical gardeners. To help introduce these valuable plants to a new audience, the authors have exhaustively documented every genus in the palm family.
825 species are described in detail, including cold hardiness, water needs, height, and any special requirements. Generously illustrated with more than 900 photos, including photos of several palm species that have never before appeared in a general encyclopedia, The Encyclopedia of Cultivated Palms is as valuable as an identification guide as it is a practical handbook. Interesting snippets of history, ethnobotany, and biology inform the text and make this a lively catalog of these remarkable plants.

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