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Agave, Octopus Agave, Century Plant, Maguey 'Stained Glass'

Agave vilmoriniana

Family: Asparagaceae
Genus: Agave (a-GAH-vee) (Info)
Species: vilmoriniana (vil-mor-in-ee-AY-nuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Stained Glass
Additional cultivar information:(aka Variegata)
Hybridized by Glass

Category:

Cactus and Succulents

Water Requirements:

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Evergreen

Good Fall Color

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Height:

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Spacing:

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Hardiness:

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)

Where to Grow:

Can be grown as an annual

Danger:

Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:

Pale Yellow

Pale Green

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Size:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Time:

Unknown - Tell us

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

This plant is monocarpic

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Norwalk, California

Hollywood, Florida

Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral

On Sep 13, 2009, Kell from Northern California, CA (Zone 9b) wrote:

I love this plant! I have only had it a few months so I cannot rate it yet but it is beautiful. My picture does not do it justice. I will try to get a picture of mine as soon as I repot it.

This is an odd looking arching agave that resembles an octopus. It does not pup at the base but will supply pups on its inflorescence at flowering . Once it flowers, usually within 7 to 10 years, it dies.

This plant is named after its interesting variegation and its original owner Mr. Glass, the curator of the Cante Institute and Botanic Garden in San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, Mexico.

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