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Agave bovicornuta - Cow Horn Agave - Fresh Seeds

Agave bovicornuta - Cow Horn Agave - Fresh Seeds

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Agave bovicornuta - Cow Horn Agave - Fresh Seeds

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Beautiful but Fierce - Cow Horn Agave - Fresh Seeds
 
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DESCRIPTION

Agave bovicornuta - Cow Horn Agave

You are bidding for 5 seeds of this uniquely beautiful Agave.

A beautiful medium sized Agave from northern Mexico, growing in rocky outcrops at altitudes of 3000 to 6000 feet. It is reasonably hardy (mine stays in an unheated polythene tunnel in the winter, but spends Spring - Autumn outside in its pot) and has been grown easily in places where dips to - 12 Deg C are known.

With its bright green leaves and contrasting horny ridge of spines on the leaf margins, this is grows at a medium rate as a loose rosette up to 1.5 metres across. The leaf margins are fiercely armed and will tear through clothing with consummate ease, almost in the manner of a living 'chain saw'. The leaves retain the impression of the other leaves on their surface throughout their life in a most attractive fashion.

As a group the Agaves are known as Century Plants, due to the mistaken belief that they take 100 years before they flower. This species will flower after around 12 - 17 years. The flower stem grows to 6 - 8 metres in about 10 months or so. The flowers are yellow and produced in huge numbers. The plant then puts all of its energy into this and subsequent seed production. Shortly after this the plant will die, but produces 10's if not 100's of thousands of seeds per plant. Seed is the only propagation method as the plant produces no offsets, suckers or bulbils.

This may prove to be hardy in parts of the UK, providing it can be kept dry during the coldest weather

Growing Instructions

I always sell seeds that I have experience of growing so the instructions provided represent 1st hand experience. These instructions may change over the course of time (as I find out more about the plants and seeds) but the details that you will be provided with, at purchase, represent the latest version. If you have any questions concerning the culture requirements of this or any other item I am selling please contact me:

I will be happy to provide extra details you require.

Bidding on more than 1 item?

I will always combine shipping wherever this is possible and all auctions finishing within a SEVEN day period will qualify.  If I have not sent an invoice, please e-mail me for a combined invoice when you have finished bidding/buying, doing this will almost certainly save you money. 

Due to the varying weights of the seeds it is not possible to apply a standard discount without overcharging for the majority of cases.  Additionally I cannot apply a postal discount unless PayPal payments are combined.

General Disclaimer

All seeds sold are fresh and are stored in conditions suitable to promote the viability of that particular type of  seed.  All plants are guaranteed to be free from disease when supplied. 

Germinating seeds and growing plants are subject to many other factors including the conditions under which they are raised (including but not limited to: Light, moisture, soil, humidity) and the skill of the individual grower.  As the vendor, such  factors are completely outside of my control and all seeds and plants are supplied on this basis.

 

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Buyers should be aware of all of the import regulations for their own country and will be responsible for adhering to all rules and restrictions.  Plants and seeds are only supplied on the basis that the buyer accepts this condition.

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PAYMENT DESCRIPTION
I accept PayPal, or Order. If bidding on more than one item please email me for a combined postage quote as this may save you money. International customers please pay by PayPal . If paying by PayPal please combine multiple orders together into one payment, if you are unsure how to do this - ask. Once paid for, uncombined orders may be sent separately or combined at my sole discretion.

Postage & Handling

General

I aim to dispatch all orders within 24 hours of confirmed payment, although during busy periods this may not be possible

All orders are sent out in strict rotation (first come, first served), please see my shop pages for details as to the anticipated delivery times and what to do if an item fails to arrive


International Customers

I will now only be charging two rates for postage for all orders of seeds REGARDLESS of the number of packs bought.

  1. European Rate
  2. Rest of World Rate

You must ask for a combined invoice before paying. Once payment has been made, orders will not normally be retrospectively combined




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Country/Region of Manufacture United States


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