Octopus Agave

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SKU
10002355

Dramatic, Tropical Presence

The Octopus Agave (Agave vilmoriniana) proves that good things come to those who wait. If youre looking for a plant to add dramatic presence to your garden, the Octopus Agave will do just that. It grows with grace and beauty before blooming at full maturity.

This perennial succulent grows slowly but will create quite a buzz when it reaches maturity. It towers over most succulents and produces a brilliant summertime yellow bloom on a tall spike.

But dont worry, this plant is a real looker even when not in bloom. It received its name because of its octopus-like appearance. It has exquisitely slender, long, grey-green, tentacle-like leaves that reach out from its center. These fleshy leaves have a tendency to twist and spiral from time to time.

This is one of the largest rosette-shaped plants youll find. And its leaves dont have those pesky spikes all along its leaf like youre probably familiar with. Its leaves have smooth edges, and you can simply snip off the tips (and the small spike found at the very end of the leaf). Passersby will thank you, if you plant it near a path.

Its fountain-like appearance will make your garden feel like a tropical oasis. This plant makes for a great landscaping accent that can bring height to your garden. Plant it at the corners of your yard or keep it in a container. This succulent will add an exotic feel to your pool area or patio.

The Octopus Agave does best in full sun or partial shade. And it thrives in low-moisture well-drained areas. So, you dont have to fuss over this low-maintenance plant. When potted, just give it a bit of water when its soil appears dry.

This grand succulent will add architectural interest to your garden. It grows well without a lot of attention. Order your garden drama today!

  • Adds Architectural Drama to the Landscape
  • Grows Well Potted
  • Sculptural Gray-Green Smooth Leaves

Buying Options for Plants

Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#6 Container Ranges from 5.25 to 6.01 dry gallons / 23.12 to 26.42 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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Shipping

To obtain a more accurate shipment time-frame, simply enter your zip code in the “Find Your Growing Zone” box to the right. Our plants are grown all over the country and lead time on items may be different because of this. Once your order is placed, you will also receive the specific shipment time-frame information as part of your order confirmation. Once an item ships, you will receive shipment notification and tracking numbers, so you can follow along while your plant travels to your doorstep. We use FedEx, UPS, or USPS at our discretion.

Due to winter weather we have put a hold on shipping to the areas shown below in grey. You can still order now and we will ship the plant to you during an appropriate time for your zone.

*If you have found your zone already, it will be highlighted in the table below.
Color Zone Times
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Shipping Rates

At Nature Hills we handle, package and ship the products you order with the utmost care to ensure healthy delivery. Shipping and handling charges are calculated based on the tables below. Please note that some items include an additional handling surcharge, these will be noted on the item's product page.

From To S&H
0 - 19.99 24.99
20 - 49.99 29.99
50 - 69.99 34.99
70 - 99.99 39.99
100 - 129.99 44.99
130 - 149.99 48.99
150 - 150+ Approx 28%

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PLANT HIGHLIGHTS

Octopus Agave Is Suited to Grow in Zones Outdoors 9 - 11 (Indoors 4 - 11)
Growing Zones Outdoors 9 - 11 (Indoors 4 - 11)
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Agave vilmoriniana
Mature Height 12 - 15 inches
Mature Spread 2 - 3 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Well Drained
Moisture Low
Growth Rate Slow
Flower Color Succulent
Foliage Succulent
Foliage Color Gray/Green
Pollinator Friendly No