Agave vilmoriniana(octopus century plant)

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    Does anyone have information on how to propagate the plantlets(bulbils) from the stalk? How do you remove from stalk?
     
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    Millet Well-Known Member 10 Years

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    The propagation of Agave is normally by suckers and plantlets. and with some varieties seeds. Many kinds perish after they have flowered and ripened seeds. Sometimes suckers develop around the base of old plants: in some cases plantlets develop on old flowering stems. These can be cut or broken off and planted in pots of sandy soil. - Millet
     
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    Thank you, Millet. We will give it our best shot.
     
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    Agave vilmoriniana is viviparous and produces plantlets on the inflorescence. When the plantlets are mature enough, they will produce root spurs at the base and will be easily detached from the stem. They can then be potted up and will form roots.
     
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    Thanks a lot, that is what I needed to know.
     

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