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Tuesday - November 18, 2014

From: Iberia, MO
Region: Midwest
Topic: Propagation, Cacti and Succulents
Title: Propagation of Agave suckers
Answered by: Guy Thompson

QUESTION:

I'm trying to transplant Dragon Toes Agave suckers. Is this similar to other agave pup transplants?

ANSWER:

Dragon toes agave (Agave pygmae) is said to be a native of southern Mexico.  I have not seen a record of its successful propagation from offshoots, but reports of offshoot removal imply that propagation in this way is not difficult. Possibly useful tips on propagation of agave offshoots can be found in this website.

 

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