An Octopus in your garden? Agave vilmoriniana is a large, solitary species with long, arching, twisting, recurved leaves resembling green tentacles. Wildly popular, Octopus Agave easily captures the imagination with its whimsical, outwardly reaching, architectural form and size. This garden friendly agave is relatively tame with minor teeth and a flexible tip, making it a suitable choice near paths or in patio containers.
Agave vilmoriniana features a limited number of leaves, all folded inward, narrowing the width and resulting in an open, loose rosette with a sinuous, rambling habit that can grow up to 4 ft. tall and 6 ft. wide. The long, twisting leaves are leathery and come in shades of green that range from light green to greyish-green or bluish-green. Solitary, the Octopus Agave does not spawn suckers or pups but will produce bulbils, baby plants, on the flower stalk while blooming.
In the landscape, the Octopus Agave is visually striking and irresistibly captivating. The perfect focal point in a container or succulent garden. Agave vilmoriniana is suited to a variety of garden designs. Plant it in straight rows for a formal style or group them together for an undersea-inspired garden. Try planting this agave on slopes to mimic its natural habitat where it grows on rocky slopes and steep cliff sides. Or plant the Octopus Agave among California native grasses and wildflowers for a contemporary, waterwise design.
This low maintenance agave is easy to grow and drought tolerant. The distinctive shape of the Octopus Agave invites whimsy and imagination into the landscape. Escape from the storms in your life and enjoy the beauty in your garden with an Octopus Agave. Order today for delivery to your home.