Agave franzosinii


Native to Mexico. Trunk-less rosette similar to Agave americana, but more imposing and beautifully colored silvery-gray or bluish-gray. Leaves are rough, up to 8 feet long and 10 inches wide, blackish marginal hook spines. Inflorescence up to 36 feet high.

Sometimes called an "Octopus Agave" because of its wild shape. This plant produces lots of flowering plant babies. May also be rooted. With soft leaves on the spine and at the tip.


Agave franzosini
Agave frederici
Agave beauleriana

The Cactus King's Grow Log:

"Took a 19 degree temperature hit. Some died. Some Lived. All were burnt in the center."

Plant Details
USDA Zone Information: 
Flower : 
Ideal Light Conditions: 
Sun to Partial Shade
Ideal Water Conditions: 
little to moderate
Speed of Growth: 
One Year of Growth: 
6-12 inches
Mature Height: 
8 feet or more
Mature Width: 
12 feet or more
Latin Name: 
Agave franzosinii

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Corporate Clients (The King hangs hard)


RoboCop (1987)
RoboCop 2 (1990)
Hot Pursuit (2015)


USA Network's Queen of the South (2019)

Botanical Gardens:

New York Botanical Gardens
Oklahoma City Zoo/Botanical Gardens
Mercer Arboretum in Houston, Texas
Meijer Gardens in Grand Rapids, Michigan


Houston, TX Zoo
San Antonio, TX Zoo

Other Clientele:

Houston, TX Rodeo

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Houston TX, 77037

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