Tentacles or Octopus Agave

Tentacles or Octopus Agave

Agave vilmoriniana

One of the prettiest Agaves around! And the friendliest! With no prickly spines, this Agave is very easy to incorporate into your garden. The blue-ish leaves compliment its neighbors too. Understandably named “Octopus Agave” since it looks like a many-armed octopus swaying in the ocean currents. After several years it will produce a 10-12’ tall flower spike of yellow blooms. 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 anew. 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.

Uses: Landscapes, Large containers

Full Sun to Part Shade

Zone 7-11

Height 4-5′