• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Partial to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Once established, needs only occasional watering.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Slow growing to 3 to 4 ft. tall, 5 to 6 ft. wide.
    Key Feature:
    Year-round Interest
    Blooms:
    Blooms only once after about 10-15 years in the garden
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:a-GAH-vee
    Plant type:Cactus/Succulent
    Deciduous/evergreen:Evergreen
    Growth rate:Slow
    Average landscape size:Slow growing to 3 to 4 ft. tall, 5 to 6 ft. wide.
    Foliage color:Gray-green
    Blooms:Blooms only once after about 10-15 years in the garden
    Flower color:Yellow
    Flower attributesShowy Flowers
    Garden styleTropical
    Design IdeasThe architectural whimsey of the Octopus Agave lend it to a variety of planting areas in a desert, modern, minimalist and children's garden. Have fun with this plant and experiment with other eye catching forms like Bird of Paradise, Elephant Ears and Spiral Topiaries. Create a more sophisticated look by planting in mass at angles or in geometric patterns. The use of a single Agave plant in a modern container or a mixed planting with other smaller succulents offers a low maintenance option for colder climates to enjoy this plant indoors and out.
  • Care
    Care Information
    Provide a well drained soil away from reflected heat. After establishment, water infrequently during the hot season. Mother plant will die after flowering; replant with plantlets from flower spike.
    Light Needs:
    <strong>Partial Sun / Partial Shade</strong>: These two terms are often used interchangeably to mean 3-6 (or 4-6) hours of sunlight each day. However, there is a difference.
<strong>Partial shade</strong> typically means the plants will appreciate a more gentle exposure such as the weaker morning or early afternoon sun, with the emphasis on providing the minimum needed shade and sheltering from intense late afternoon sun. <strong>Partial sun</strong> typically means the plants <u>need</u> some direct sun, so the emphasis is on meeting the required minimum hours of sunlight, with filtered sunlight or shade the balance of the day.
Both are best with shelter from the harshest late afternoon sun. This shade could be provided by a structure, a wall, larger plants or  tree(s).
    Partial to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Low
    Once established, needs only occasional watering.