Agave lophantha 'Quadricolor'

Category: Succulents
Family: Asparagaceae
Origin: Texas, Mexico
Evergreen: yes
Flower Color:
Bloom Time: once
Height: 18 inches
Width: 2 ft
Exposure: part shade, some afternoon sun
Irrigation: low
Cold Hardiness: 5 F
Description: Agave lophantha 'Quadricolor' - in all its native Texas four color variegated glory - is one of the most popular agaves. This agave naturally prefers a part shade spot with some afternoon sun. In this type of light, the colors really stand out (as you can see from the photos), and it tends to be more cold hardy. The small plant in the photo suffered no freeze damage during this past 7F winter! It also prefers very well-drained soil and some gravel mulch. At maturity (1.5x1.5 ft) it will produce several pups or offshoots which will form a small clump. Also expect very sharp spines and very pointy teeth on the margin of the leaves. When potted, many will start pupping right out of the drain holes of the pot. It is native to far south Texas into Mexico.