Agave

Agave Victoriae-Reginae Seeds

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Agave victoriae-reginae is a species of the Agave family. It is named after Queen Victoria who ruled England in the 19th century. the plant is native of the Chihuahuan Desert in Mexico. Agave victoriae-reginae forms compact rosettes of about 30 cm. The rosette is composed of short dark green leaves that are rigid, thick and triangular. There are no spines on the leaf margins unlike most agaves. Its leaves have white stripes on the side that make the species easily identifiable. It is very popular as an ornamental plant. When grown under favorable conditions, the plant has the appearance of a very regular geometric polyhedron. This agave can hybridize with other species of agave. It is perfectly acclimatized in the gardens of the Riviera. Hardiness zone: 9-11
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Common name Queen Victoria agave, royal agave
Family Agavaceae
Genus Agave
Species Agave victoriae-reginae
Cultivar No
Therapeutic uses No
Germination For sowing, use a gritty mix of peat, vermiculite and perlite, sand or a good cacti mix soil. Sow the seeds on the surface. Cover the seeds with a thin layer of soil, about as thick as the seeds are. Place trays or pots at temperatures between 25 and 30°C (75 to 90°F) in a brightly lit spot but out of full sun and keep slightly damp but never wet. Seeds will sprout reliably after a few days or weeks.
Scarification / Stratification No

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