Agave vilmoriniana

Octopus Agave

Boething Treeland Farms grows over 1,200 varieties of trees, shrubs, perennials and specialty plants on ten California nurseries to serve the wholesale landscape and nursery industries throughout the Western United States and beyond.

Plant Type: Succulents

Evergreen-Deciduous: Evergreen

Overall Mature Size: Medium

Also Grown As: Bush

Mature Height & Spread: 3-4' x 5-6'

Natural Growth Habit: Clumping

Native To: Mexico and Central America

Exposure: Full Sun, Partial Shade

Water: Low Water

Flower Color: Insignificant

Special Features: Drought Resistant / Seacoast Conditions

Container Sizes: #3

Minimum USDA Hardiness Zone: 9-11

A Bit More

With arching, twisting leaves, it is easy to see why Agave vilmoriniana is known as the Octopus Agave. But expect more than 8 tentacles! The mass of narrow, green-grey leaves mature to 3-4’ tall and 5-6’ wide. In its native Mexico, these agaves grow on rocky slopes and steep cliff sides, and the leaf fibers are made into a brush that contains its own natural soap. Tall flower spikes, which appear after 10 years, bloom tall stalks of green-yellow flowers that produce bulbils that form new plants. Cold hardy to 20-25° F, plant in full sun with good drainage. Use Octopus Agave as an eye-catching specimen in your landscape.

A Bit More

With arching, twisting leaves, it is easy to see why Agave vilmoriniana is known as the Octopus Agave. But expect more than 8 tentacles! The mass of narrow, green-grey leaves mature to 3-4’ tall and 5-6’ wide. In its native Mexico, these agaves grow on rocky slopes and steep cliff sides, and the leaf fibers are made into a brush that contains its own natural soap. Tall flower spikes, which appear after 10 years, bloom tall stalks of green-yellow flowers that produce bulbils that form new plants. Cold hardy to 20-25° F, plant in full sun with good drainage. Use Octopus Agave as an eye-catching specimen in your landscape.