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Octopus Agave

Agave bracteosa
Agave; Octopus Agave; Spider Agave; Squid Agave; Candelabra Agave
1.5

2
1.5

2 feet
Northern Mexico; Sierra Madre Oriental
  • Full Sun
  • Part Sun/Shade
  • Low
  • Evergreen
  • Flowering

About This Plant

Partial shade. Evergreen, with soft, gently arching leaves. The rough ridges along the margin should be handled with care but, overall, soft leaves and soft terminal spines make this one of the gentlest, least dangerous agaves. In a garden setting it can be used along pathways since it presents little hazard to pedestrians. It may spread by rhizomes and offsets. Unlike many of its relatives, this agave doesn’t die after blooming. Find it in specialty nurseries; variegated forms are available.

Maintenance

Occasional grooming, to remove damaged leaves or transplant offsets.

Features

Plant Type:
Agave/Yucca
Size:
1.5-2 H, 1.5-2' W
Sunlight Requirements:
Full Sun, Part Sun/Shade
Soil Types:
Well drained
Wildlife:
Pollinators
Flower Color:
White
Bloom Time:
Freeze Hardy:
Yes
Invasive:
No
Caution:
None
Coupon Eligible:

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