Ask a Question forum: Agave - Victoria Regina

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Madison, Indiana (Zone 6a)
Nov 24, 2014 10:28 AM CST

I'm new to this website and new to Agave growing. I recently purchased seeds of the Victoria Regina agave plant. I had 20 seeds and got 10 to sprout, Which I think is good. It took several weeks for them to sprout. I have some which have three leaves including the original. My question is: I live in southern Indiana, they are indoors under light. Approximately how long should it take to reach 1 inch in diameter?

Name: Hetty
Sunny Naples, Florida (Zone 10a)
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Nov 24, 2014 10:48 AM CST
Welcome! to ATP notrub.

Here is some information on this beautiful plant which is said to be winter dormant and slow growing. It sounds like you may need to exercise some patience.... Smiling
Madison, Indiana (Zone 6a)
Nov 24, 2014 7:32 PM CST
Thanks, That's more info than what I had. I'm 68 so may not get to see them bloom, in no hurry.
Thanks again.
Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
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Nov 28, 2014 6:19 PM CST
HI notrub, Welcome! to All Things Plants!

I found three listings for this Agave in our ATP database:

Queen Victoria Century Plant (Agave victoriae-reginae)

King Ferdinand Agave (Agave nickelsiae)

Variegated Queen Victoria (Agave victoriae-reginae 'Variegata')

There's some information regarding propagating from seed but nothing that gives a length of time for seedlings to reach a certain size. I remember back in the early 1970's I grew some cactus from seeds and it seemed to take forever for those little stems with two leaves to take on the actual shape of a cacti. I don't remember how long it was and I ended up losing the little things to an unexpected freeze when we were out of town. If you have any photos of your seedlings to share, they'd make nice additions to our database! Green Grin! Again, Welcome! and I hope you have fun browsing some of the forums that you find of interest!

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