AKA the ‘Octopus Agave’ because of its narrow, contorted leaves that form rosettes up to three feet tall and 5 feet wide. A cliff dweller from the mountains of Northern Mexico. Attractive in landscape with its unusual shape, narrow, deeply channeled leaves that arch upwards, outwards and downwards. The color is grayish-green, almost glaucous, the leaf margins are spineless and the terminal spine is flexible. This species does not offset and will die after blooming, but an abundance of bulbils or adventitious offsets are produced on the inflorescence. Known to be cold hardy to just below freezing.