This rare sub-species of Agave has unusually round, almost tubular, pale-green and cream bicoloured succulent spears, in a dense cluster atop a slender trunk. Indeed, when fully grown it is often mistaken for Yucca aloifolia! The ends of the leaves are adorned with striking black spikes, forming a formidable living fence when it grows in dense colonies at altitude in the states of Oaxaca, Puebla and Veracruz. It is also a principle source of raw material for the distillation of mezcal!
These seeds have already been thoroughly cleaned and should be sown into a well-drained, sandy compost at any time of the year, and covered thinly with sand or grit and kept moist. Keep at between 20-25 degrees C. Seeds sometimes germinate within 4 to 6 weeks although some may take very much longer so please be patient. Plant out in the open ground in warmer countries or in a large container elsewhere.
Common name:KARWINSKI'S AGAVE
Packet Content:5 (Approx)