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Agave striata


A very hardy species from northeastern Mexico that forms dense, suckering rosettes of long, very narrow, spikey, gray green leaves that can reach to 100 cm (40 in.) tall. It can take moderate to severe freezes and is extremely drought tolerant.

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Seeds from this species ...

... are easy to germinate and need up to 1 month to sprout.
I started these the same as the palm seeds - in a ziplock bag of damp peat moss and two sprouted on the fifth day.They were kept outdoors in the shade with temperatures 20 - 25C during the day and 15 - 18C at night.I moved them to a pot with peatmoss, sand and gravel and have them on a windowsill indoors. Seem to be doing well a week later.
Submitted on 06/03/2013 by Janet Ready

... are very easy to germinate.
pre soaked the seeds in warm water for 5 days, changing water daily. placed in seed tray with coco peat and carbonated rice hull and wala in 5 days seeds started popping out.
Submitted on 23/02/2006 by jun aguilar guampacificfarmsnursery@yahoo.com

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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.

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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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