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Agave parryi var. parryi (Giant)

A giant form of A. parryi.

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Seeds from this species ...

... are very easy to germinate and need up to 1 month to sprout.
Fresh seeds are very easy to germinate. First, soak them in warm water for 3 days. Then place'em inside plastic box filled with moist perlite & vermiculite mix and provide some bottom heat. Don't let the soil dry out! If your seeds are really fresh it's gonna take max. 2 weeks with nearly 100% germination rate. For me, it always took 5 days tops to see the first sprouts.
Submitted on 20/03/2013 by marcel

... are very easy to germinate and need up to 1 month to sprout.
My seeds sprouted in 10 days. I put them in coconut seedling tablets and into a plastic planter,with a cover. They are in a spot where the sun shines in for 2 hours a day, outside.
Submitted on 13/08/2011 by one of our visitors

... are difficult to germinate and need up to 1 month to sprout.
Only 2 germinated out of 9 sown (grit/sand & soil mix - room temp) after 16 days. 1 strong growing, 1 weak. No further germination at 30 days.
Submitted on 22/03/2007 by one of our visitors

... are very easy to germinate and need up to 6 months to sprout.
EASY easy easy to sprout. Heated outside temps around 50 degrees with a heating pad and cookie sheet under them 9 days, 50% germination.
Submitted on 01/03/2007 by Mark Jones helloandgoodbyenospam@comcast.net

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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

Our rating:
Suitable for: all

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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