Ronald Redding
Wed, 31 Jan 2007 11:55:08 PST

I wish most bulbs could split like some of the manfredas and agave that I 
have here. I do not know of your exact hybrid however I have found that 
these are some of the toughest plants and I would be tending to keep them on 
the dry side until they have established.

If I am trying something new like this I always try one or two while trying 
to inflict the least amount of damage on the mother plant. As most plants 
recover from minor damage it might be something you might want to consider 
and throw into the mix.

Kind Regards and Best Wishes
Ron Redding
Hervey Bay

>From: "P. C. Andrews" <>
>Reply-To: Pacific Bulb Society <>
>Subject: [pbs] Mangave
>Date: Wed, 31 Jan 2007 08:36:58 -0500
>As I'm typing, the subject line looks like the title of a low grade horror 
>There was a discussion of the Macho Mocha bigeneric hybrid (ex Yuccado) a 
>few months ago.  I have a follow up observation and question.  Land crabs 
>discovered and completely defoliated my Macho Mocha in just two nights, 
>eating well into the center.  I potted it up in a tall, smooth-sided pot to 
>see if it would recover and after 6 months find that I now have a 
>two-headed plant.
>So my question(s):  Is it possible to split agave or manfreda much like you 
>split some bulbs for propagation purposes?  Has anyone attempted this and 
>are there any tricks to reduce mortality?  Is dry season splitting likely 
>to be better than rainy season?
>I'd like to have some idea before I sharpen my cutlass and start 
>experimenting with my excess agave.
>Phil Andrews
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