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  • Low Maintenance
  • Light Preference/Tolerated (Bright Direct Light, Bright Indirect Light, Medium Light)
  • Below Average Watering Needs
  • Mature Height 4 Feet

Mirroring a happy-go-lucky octopus suspended in the azure shallows, Octopus Agave, or Agave vilmoriniana, is a drought-tolerant ornamental plant that has elongated, narrow evergreen leaves resembling an octopus’s tentacles. Originating from Mexico, this slow-growing succulent possesses benign spines that mark the tips of its verdant leaves. Its low maintenance and minimal watering needs make this lovely house plant the perfect option for any newbie gardener with minimal free time to spare.

Best Locations For Growing Octopus Agave

Octopus Agave requires bright to medium, indirect light; temperatures ranging from 73°F - 83°F during the day and 68°F - 72°F, in the evenings; and moderate humidity. Keep in mind that Octopus Agave is toxic to both people and pets.

Octopus Agave Sunlight Requirements

Octopus Agave prefers bright to medium indirect light. Position this plant in a south-facing, west-facing or east-facing window. If you notice sunburn on this succulent's "tentacles", make sure to set the plant a few feet away from any intense direct light.

Octopus Agave Care

Octopus Agave thrives in bright indirect light, average to high temperatures, and moderate humidity. It prefers loamy, acidic, and well-draining soil. An ideal pH range to aim for is 5.5 to 6.5. Use a good houseplant potting soil mixed 1:1 with peat moss, along with sand, pumice, perlite, or coco coir for drainage. Octopus Agave does not require frequent repotting. If you would like more versions of Octopus Agave to add to your plant collection, propagation can be done by using stems and offsets.

Watering Octopus Agave

This drought-tolerant perennial does not require frequent watering after it is established. Water this agave when the top 2 inches of soil are dry. Typically, this means watering about twice a month.

Feeding Octopus Agave

Once established, feed your Octopus Agave a balanced, water-soluble fertilizer once a month during this plant’s growing season, in the spring and summer months. Dilute the formula to 50% of the manufacturer’s recommended strength.

Octopus Agave Information

Light Exposure: Bright Direct Light, Bright Indirect Light, Medium Light
Care Requirements: Easy
Watering Requirements: Below Average - Let the soil dry completely, then, water deeply.
Pet Friendly: No
Kid Friendly: No
Air Purifier: High
Habit: Clumping
Growth Rate: Fast
Mature Height: 3-4 feet
Mature Spread: 5-6 feet
Flowering: Yes
Flower Color(s): Green, Yellow
Flower Shade/Description: Green-Yellow
Fragrant: Yes
Foliage Type:
Foliage Color(s): Blue, Green, Yellow
Foliage Description: Glaucous Blue Green, Edged In Creamy Yellow
Temperature: 59° - 77°F (15° - 25°C)
Humidity: Dry
Common Name: Octopus Agave
Other Name(s): Octopus Agave
Scientific Name: Agave vilmoriniana
Plant Type: House Plant

Container Sizes

Please Note: The pictures below are to give a general representation of the different container sizes. The actual size/ages of plants are estimates and will vary based on; type of plant, time of year, last pruning & many other factors.

4.5 Pot

4.5" Pot
 Also Known As:
   4.5" Container

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months
 Plant Size:
   ~ 3"-6"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.5"H x 3.75"W
   1.42 quarts

Quart Pot

Quart Pot
 Also Known As:

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months - 1 year
 Plant Size:
   ~ 4"-8"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.75"H x 4.5"W
   1.50 quarts

2.5 Quart

2.5 Quart
 Also Known As:
   2.5 Quart Pot

 Plant Age:
   ~ 1 - 2 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 8"-12"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 6.5"H x 6.5"W
   2.20-2.30 quarts

#1 Pot

#1 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #1 Container
    1 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 1 - 2 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 10"-14"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 7"H x 7.75"W
   2.26-3.73 quarts

#2 Pot

#2 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #2 Container
    2 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 3 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-18"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 9.5"H x 9.5"W
   1.19-1.76 gallons

#3 Pot

#3 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #3 Container
    3 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 2 - 4 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-30"
 Pot Size:
   ~9.5"H x 11"W
   2.32-2.76 gallons

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Winter to Early Spring

We ship only when it's warm enough to plant in your growing zone.
Sometimes plants aren't completely ready to sell and ship in early spring. We will wait until the plants are ready before shipping so you don't get a subpar product.
For Southern plants we will be able to ship much earlier than plants coming from our northern nursery.


If there is extreme heat we may delay shipping for a week or several weeks.
We review what areas the plants are traveling through as well as your location.

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Standard Colors: 2-3 business days

Special Order Colors: 8 weeks - this is due to the planter being custom made with the color(s) of your choice

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