This Agave is prized for its graceful and smooth-edged whimsical foliage. The slender leaves gracefully arc outwards while some curl back inwards. Because of their unusual growth habits, they have been nicknamed ‘Octopus Agave’!
Grow Pot Size: 4” Overall Height Including Grow Pot: 5-7" Plant Care Level: Easy
The Agave vilmoriniana is a desert-dwelling plant that is accustomed to drought-like conditions. It has adapted overtime like other succulents to store its water in its leaves. During periods of water the root system will quickly bring up water to be stored in the leaves for periods of drought.
Agave ‘Vilmoriniana’ Care Tips
How to care for information:
In the southern states these plants can be moved directly outside and kept on the patio. Remember to bring them back in the late summer to prevent any frost damage.
Naturally pest resistant.
Do not place directly in the sun all day, Place them where they can get lots of sun but are still shaded during peak hours.
The Agave ‘Vilmoriniana’ Story
Where is it from? The Agave ‘Vilmoriniana’ is native to mexico.
Who is the Agave ‘Vilmoriniana’? Unlike other Agave’s this one dies shortly after blooming and does not produce offsets at the base of the plant. Instead little plantlets form along the flower spike. These can be removed and planted. In the wild these would fall to the ground as the mother plant died back.
Is the Agave ‘Vilmoriniana’ the right plant for me?
The Agave is an extremely easy plant to take care of. The biggest issue you might run into is not enough light and overwatering. Place your plant in a sunny or well lit spot and then check on it every once in a while. They are incredibly forgiving!
If you are someone that likes to literally shower your plants in love, this plant might not be for you.
Pet Friendly: No, mildly toxic when ingested.
Location Suggestions: Place your Agave anywhere it can receive plenty of light! They look great on patios, in your office or on the kitchen table.
Prefers full to bright light, but can tolerate part shade. Direct peak hour sun can cause the foliage to burn.
Reduce watering in the winter almost completely. Water every 7 to 10 days in the late spring and summer.
The Agave plant is a slower growing succulent and only requires repotting once it has outgrown its pot. This could be anywhere between 2-4 years.
Grows best in sand, gravel mixture. The growing medium should be well-draining but remain damp after watering.
Prefers warm temperatures from 70°F - 85°F
Use a fertilizer formulated for cacti, every other watering during Spring and Summer.
Gently wipe leaves down with a microfiber cloth.
The brighter the light, the better the plant will thrive!
General Information About Your Plant
Pale green with small but SHARP teeth on the outer edge of the leaves.
It is mildly toxic. We recommend keeping your plants away from curious pets and children.