(This plant comes in a 3.5 inch pot. You will receive a very similar plant to the one in the picture. It may or may not be blooming at the time of your purchase. The plant is shipped in its pot to prevent any damage to the roots).
Common names include Midas Agave and Octopus Agave
Blooming season: Spring to summer. Typically, it flowers only once at maturity and the main crown dies after blooming. Octopus agave is fast growing, sometimes flowering in as little as four years after planting, but usually it needs 7 to 15 years old or more.
Cultivation and propagation: This is a fairly fast growing agave. It is quite drought-tolerant once established. It is tolerant of most soil types, from heavy clays to sandy soils. It likes regular water but don't soak it wet as it seems to suffer from edema from over watering (They enjoy a little water during winter period too). It's also somewhat cold sensitive, protect from freezing temperatures to avoid disfiguring the foliage.
Sun exposure: Full sun to partial shade, but tolerant of shade.
Some of the information in this description has been found at desert-tropicals.com, llifle.com and cactus-art.biz