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    Agave vilmoriniana

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    Octopus Agave (7918091075839)
    Octopus Agave (7918091075839)
    Octopus Agave (7918091075839)
    Octopus Agave (7918091075839)
    Octopus Agave (7918091075839)

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    Octopus Agave

    Octopus Agave

    Agave vilmoriniana

    Regular price $69.95
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    Mature height
    3-4 ft.
    Mature Width
    5-6 ft.
    Sun exposure
    Sun/Part Sun
    Growth Rate
    Grows Well in Zones
    9, 10, 11
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    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.

    Plant care

    Plant your Agave vilmoriniana in well-draining soil. Use a porous soil like Kellogg Palm & Cactus Mix to mix with your native soil or use straight out of the bag as a potting mix for patio containers.

    Plant in full sun. Some afternoon shade in hotter inland climates can reduce stress and result in better looking agave. After planting, thoroughly water to help the soil settle around the roots. Water as needed when the soil is completely dry. Cold hardy to 20℉

    Agaves are monocarpic plants, which means they only flower once when they reach maturity. The rosette will eventually die when the flower is done blooming. The plant can remain in flower for a long period of time. Agave vilmoriniana is a solitary agave that does not reproduce offsets or pups. It will produce numerous bulbils (baby plants) along the flower stalk during bloom. The Octopus Agave typically matures and blooms after several years (generally within 7-10 years) on a 15-20 ft. tall stalk.

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    Q: Is Agave vilmoriniana a fast grower?
    A: Agave vilmoriniana is considered a fast growing agave reaching 3-4 ft. tall and 5-6 ft. wide at maturity.

    Q: Does Agave vilmoriniana produce pups?
    A: The Octopus Agave does not have pups or offsets. It is a solitary rosette that reproduces by bulbils, baby plants, along the flower stalk during and after bloom.

    Q: Why is Agave vilmoriniana commonly called Amole?
    A: Amole is a common name for plants that possess a naturally occurring compound that can be used as a soap. Agave vilmoriniana contains high concentrations of saponins and is used as a cleanser in its native habitat.

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