Xeriscape Landscape Plants & Flowers
For The Arizona Desert Environment.
Pictures, Photos, Images, Descriptions, & Reviews.

Octopus Agave, Agave vilmoriniana.

We Are Proud Of Our SafeSurf Rating!

Click On Any Of The Following Links By Amazon.Com
For Books, & Videos About Wildflowers Of Arizona & The Southwest USA. No Obligation!

Octopus Agave,  Agave vilmoriniana. Also called: Amole, Agave edwardii, Agave houghii, Agave mayoensis, Agave eduardi. Xeriscape Landscape Plants & Flowers For The Arizona Desert Environment. Pictures, Photos, Images, Descriptions, & Reviews. Succulents.
Octopus Agave, Agave vilmoriniana.
Peoria, Arizona. March 16, 2006.
Octopus Agave,  Agave vilmoriniana. Also called: Amole. Xeriscape Landscape Plants & Flowers For The Arizona Desert Environment. Pictures, Photos, Images, Descriptions, & Reviews. Succulents.Octopus Agave,  Agave vilmoriniana. Also called: Amole. Xeriscape Landscape Plants & Flowers For The Arizona Desert Environment. Pictures, Photos, Images, Descriptions, & Reviews. Succulents.
Octopus Agave.
Agave vilmoriniana.
Octopus Agave.
Agave vilmoriniana.
Octopus Agave,  Agave vilmoriniana. Also called: Amole. Xeriscape Landscape Plants & Flowers For The Arizona Desert Environment. Pictures, Photos, Images, Descriptions, & Reviews. Succulents.Octopus Agave,  Agave vilmoriniana. Also called: Amole. Xeriscape Landscape Plants & Flowers For The Arizona Desert Environment. Pictures, Photos, Images, Descriptions, & Reviews. Succulents.
Octopus Agave.
Agave vilmoriniana.
Octopus Agave.
Agave vilmoriniana.
Octopus Agave,  Agave vilmoriniana. Also called: Amole. Xeriscape Landscape Plants & Flowers For The Arizona Desert Environment. Pictures, Photos, Images, Descriptions, & Reviews. Succulents.Octopus Agave,  Agave vilmoriniana. Also called: Amole. Xeriscape Landscape Plants & Flowers For The Arizona Desert Environment. Pictures, Photos, Images, Descriptions, & Reviews. Succulents.
Octopus Agave.
Agave vilmoriniana.
Octopus Agave.
Agave vilmoriniana.
Octopus Agave,  Agave vilmoriniana. Also called: Amole. Xeriscape Landscape Plants & Flowers For The Arizona Desert Environment. Pictures, Photos, Images, Descriptions, & Reviews. Succulents.Octopus Agave,  Agave vilmoriniana. Also called: Amole. Xeriscape Landscape Plants & Flowers For The Arizona Desert Environment. Pictures, Photos, Images, Descriptions, & Reviews. Succulents.
Octopus Agave.
Agave vilmoriniana.
Octopus Agave.
Agave vilmoriniana.
Octopus Agave,  Agave vilmoriniana. Also called: Amole. Xeriscape Landscape Plants & Flowers For The Arizona Desert Environment. Pictures, Photos, Images, Descriptions, & Reviews. Succulents.Octopus Agave,  Agave vilmoriniana. Also called: Amole. Xeriscape Landscape Plants & Flowers For The Arizona Desert Environment. Pictures, Photos, Images, Descriptions, & Reviews. Succulents.
Octopus Agave Baby Plantlets.
Agave vilmoriniana.
May 30, 2006.
Octopus Agave Baby Plantlet.
Agave vilmoriniana.
May 30, 2006.
Octopus Agave,  Agave vilmoriniana. Also called: Amole. Xeriscape Landscape Plants & Flowers For The Arizona Desert Environment. Pictures, Photos, Images, Descriptions, & Reviews. Succulents.Octopus Agave,  Agave vilmoriniana. Also called: Amole. Xeriscape Landscape Plants & Flowers For The Arizona Desert Environment. Pictures, Photos, Images, Descriptions, & Reviews. Succulents.
Octopus Agave Baby Plantlets.
Agave vilmoriniana.
June 04, 2006.
Octopus Agave Baby Plantlet.
Agave vilmoriniana.
June 04, 2006.

Octopus Agave.
Agave vilmoriniana, Agave Family ( Agaveae or Agavaceae ), Octopus Agave. Also called: Amole, Agave edwardii, Agave houghii, Agave mayoensis, Agave eduardi.

We wish to thank Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia for some of the information on this page. We share images and information with Wikipedia.

In nature, the octopus agave prefers the cliffs of barrancas of southern Sonora through Sinaloa to Jalisco and Aguascalientes, typically between elevations of 1969 to 5,677 feet.

A thick-leafed evergreen succulent which dies after blooming. It has pointed leaves which form a basal rosette with a 3 - 5 foot height and a spread of 5 - 6 feet. It has a slow growth rate.

Can take full sun in Phoenix or Tucson. It does not take reflected sun.


Quick Notes:

Height: 3 to 5 feet tall. Spreads about 5 to 6 feet.

Flowers: Its flowers, are greenish - yellow on a large spike 10 to 12 feet tall. Then, about 60 - 90 days later, baby plantlets form and cling to the stalk until after the mother plant has died. The plantlets then fall to the ground and take root.

Flowering Time: Phoenix Arizona, Mid March.

Leaves: The leaves symmetrical, spineless rosettes of thick, succulent, dark green leaves over 3 ft long. They have a wavey appearance like the upraised arms of an ocotopus. They are smooth, curved, with tiny rough margins.

Found: Native of NW Mexico. Southern Sonora, through Sinaloa, to Jalisco, and Aguascalientes.

Hardiness: Will freze past the low 20 F' !

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)
USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Soil pH requirements:
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)
7.9 to 8.5 (alkaline)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Elevation: 0 - 4,600 Feet. In Arizona. In Mexico, typically between elevations of 1,969 to 5,677 feet.

Habitat: It grows well in sand, sandy loam, clay and other heavy soils. It needs good drainage and aeration. It is remarkably tolerant of alkali.

Miscellaneous: Maintenance: Low. Photos Taken; Peoria, Arizona. March 16, 2006.

We Are Proud Of Our SafeSurf Rating!

Click On Any Of The Following Links By Amazon.Com
For Books, & Videos About Wildflowers Of Arizona & The Southwest USA. No Obligation!

Back To Arizona Xeriscape Landscaping Main Page.

Back To Xeriscape Succulents Page Two.


Back To Arizona Wild Flowers Home Page.


Back To DeLange Home Page

© 1966 - Present, Audrey, Eve, & George DeLange