Agave vilimoriana

Octopus Agave
Octopus Agave
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Plant Type

Succulent

Evergreen-Deciduous

Evergreen

Overall Mature Size

Small

Mature Height & Spread

4′ x 4′

Exposure

Full sun

Water

Low water

Flower Color

Yellow, Green

Bloom Time

Infrequent

Special Features

Coastal Conditions, Low Water Use

Container Sizes

#1, #5, #15

Natural Growth Habit

Arching

Sunset Garden Zones

24-Dec

Minimum USDA Hardiness Zone

11-Jul

Arching twistedpale green leaves with a single spine at the tip. makes a rosette up to 6′ tall/wide. Excellent in containers.  A very unusual looking succulent with narrow green leaves that twist back towards the ground making it look like a 4 feet tall and wide octopus with outreaching tentacles. Arching deeply furrowed leaves are unarmed making this Agave a relatively safe plant for walkway areas or container growing. It should be noted the leaf margins while unarmed to the eye can have small serrations and be fairly sharp. Plant in full sun. Tolerates drought and cold temperatures to 24 ° F.

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