Agave vilmoriniana
“Octopus Agave”

Agave vilmoriniana "Octopus Agave"

One of the prettiest Agaves around! And the friendliest! With no prickly spines, this blue-ish Agave is very easy to incorporate into your garden. Understandably named “Octopus Agave” since it looks like a many-armed octopus swaying in the ocean currents. After several years it will produce a 15-20’ tall flower spike of yellow blooms that open in a SPIRAL, making it look like the world’s largest unicorn horn!Plantlets form on the spike & drop to the ground to form new plants. The original plant will die after blooming but there will be many babies to start your own octopus’s garden. Grows 3-4’ tall & 5-6’ wide, doesn’t produce offsets that would mar its shapely form. Great for containers. Native to northwest Mexico. Needs good drainage.

Agave vilmoriniana "Octopus Agave"Agave vilmoriniana "Octopus Agave"

Kelly Kilpatrick
Propagator

 

Sun-Pt. Shade
Low-Average water

Succulent
USDA zones 9-11