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Octopus Agave

 

A large graceful species with long, twisting, recurving, and arching leaves that resemble an octopus. The leaves have smooth margins trimmed with a fine brown border and a sharp, flexible terminal spine.

Agave vilmoriniana

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Leaf Characteristics

Leaf texture : Smooth

Leaf length : 36-72"

Leaf width : 3-4"

Leaf shape : Narrow, sword-shaped

Leaf color : Light green occasionally pale blue.

Flower Characteristics

Flower notes : This plant is monocarpic - it will flower only once then die. Flowering may occur after 10 years or more of plant growth in the ground.

Flower shape : Raceme

Flower color : Cream

Plant Anatomy

Foliage growth cycle : Evergreen

Average size maturity width : 3-4 ft.

Average size maturity height : 3-4 ft.

Cultural Information

USDA Zone : 20 to 25 F ( Z9a)

Sunset zone : 12-24

Water requirements : Moderate

Light exposure : Partial Sun

Landscape Attributes

Attractive bark :Yes