Agave vilmorinianaItem #2162 USDA Hardiness Zone: 9 - 11
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Undulating and twisting gray-green leaves give the plant the appearance of an Octopus as the plant matures. A superb tropical landscape or container specimen. Spectacular golden-yellow flowers on 10 to 20 ft. spike after 10 years. Evergreen.
- OverviewLight Needs:Partial to full sunWatering Needs:Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.Average Landscape Size:Slow growing to 3 to 4 ft. tall, 5 to 6 ft. wide.
- DetailBotanical Pronunciation:a-GAH-veePlant type:Cactus/SucculentDeciduous/evergreen:EvergreenGrowth rate:SlowAverage landscape size:Slow growing to 3 to 4 ft. tall, 5 to 6 ft. wide.Special features:Deer Resistant, Dramatic Foliage Color, North American Native Selection, Waterwise, Year-round InterestFoliage color:Gray-greenBlooms:Blooms once at full maturity, 10 to 15 years or older.Flower color:YellowFlower attributesShowy FlowersGarden styleTropicalDesign 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.
- CareCare InformationProvide 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:Partial to full sunWatering Needs:Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.