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Agave Seeds

Agave Seeds

Here you will find the most amazing Agave seeds from around the globe.

Chiefly Mexican, agaves are also native to the southern and western United States and central and tropical South America. They are succulents with a large rosette of thick, fleshy leaves, each ending generally in a sharp point and with a spiny margin; the stout stem is usually short, the leaves apparently springing from the root. Along with plants from the related genus Yucca, various Agave species are popular ornamental plants.

Each rosette is monocarpic and grows slowly to flower only once. During flowering, a tall stem or "mast" ("quiote" in Mexico) grows from the center of the leaf rosette and bears a large number of short, tubular flowers. After development of fruit, the original plant dies, but suckers are frequently produced from the base of the stem, which become new plants.

It is a common misconception that agaves are cacti. They are not related to cacti, nor are they closely related to Aloe whose leaves are similar in appearance.

Agaves when fully grown are extraordinary and beautiful plants to look at and can also cause injury due to the spiky leaves, so care must be taken when placing near children or animals. However they do make for a very attractive deterrent if grown in hedge formation and there are few humans and animals that will try to get past their razor edge spikey leaves.


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