Agave vilmoriniana is a succulent evergreen perennial agave plant native to Mexico. This succulent is a member of the Asparagaceae a family. It is also known as Agave mayoensis. It is known for its untoothed arching and twisting leaves.
Vilmoriniana octopus Agave is an unusual looking succulent with rosettes growing to three or four feet high and five or six feet wide. Vilmoriniana is one of the ‘friendlier’ Agaves, having fine, soft serrations or spines along the leaf margins and a soft terminal spine. These monocarpic plants produce one spectacular flower spike in their lifetime. A mature plant (10 years old or older) produces a ten to twenty-foot flower stalk covered in attractive, fragrant golden-yellow flowers. The blossoms are extremely attractive to hummingbirds. It takes an entire season for the spike to grow to its maximum height, blossom and then topples.