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Hardy Hedgehog Agave - Fresh Seeds

Hardy Hedgehog Agave - Fresh Seeds

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Hardy Hedgehog Agave - Fresh Seeds

     
DESCRIPTION

Agave stricta - Hedgehog Agave

You are bidding for 25 seeds of this attractive Agave.

A medium sized Agave from Pueblo region of Mexico, similar in shape and form to the Narrow-Leaved Agave (Agave striata). The primary difference to casual observation is that this species has a terminal spine (rather than a dried up leaf tip).

The rosettes cluster with age and individual heads form a globe shaped plant of about 90 cm all round. It is reasonably hardy, both in terms of drought tolerance and cold tolerance. It can take moderate 'freezes' provided it is dry at the roots and the 'neck' of the plant.

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 15 - 20 years. The flowering stem grows to 4 metres in height and unlike many Agaves it is unbranched. 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. This plant will produce offsets and bulbils from the flowering stems.

It is widely used in ornamental plantings in sub-tropical and borderline areas and 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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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.




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