Agave vilmoriniana Berger

RBGE Accession number:20030287

Living plants of this accession

20030287AG04Arid Lands

Agave vilmoriniana, popularly known as Octopus agave, is a species of agave endemic to Mexico. It is known for its untoothed arching and twisting leaves.

Note the interesting leaf spiral, 2nd photograph

Collected in: Mexico: Sonora

Prized for its graceful foliage, Aloe vilmoriniana (Octopus Agave) is an evergreen succulent, a species of agave endemic to Mexico. It forms a solitary rosette of long, slender, grey-green leaves that arch and undulate, resembling the tentacles of an octopus.

Text & Images – Sylvie Soudan