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Agave lophantha cv "quadricolor" VARIEGATED 10-20 cm

Agave lophantha cv "quadricolor" VARIEGATED 10-20 cm

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Plant Description

Agave lophantha, commonly known as "Thorncrest Century Plant" or "Quadricolor Agave," is a striking succulent native to Mexico and Central America. This agave species is admired for its striking foliage and low-maintenance characteristics, making it a popular choice for arid and succulent gardens.

Agave lophantha forms a rosette of thick, fleshy leaves that are typically green-gray in color and adorned with striking, variegated patterns. The most notable feature of this agave is the creamy-white to pale-yellow stripes that run longitudinally along the leaves, creating an attractive and eye-catching appearance. Each leaf is lined with small, sharp teeth along the margins and terminates in a formidable terminal spine.


  1. Sunlight: Plant Agave lophantha in a location that receives full sun to partial shade. It thrives in bright, indirect sunlight and can tolerate intense sun exposure, but some shade may be needed in extremely hot climates.

  2. Soil: Ensure well-draining soil to prevent waterlogged roots. Use a cactus or succulent potting mix or amend garden soil with sand or perlite to improve drainage.

  3. Watering: This agave is drought-tolerant and prefers to dry out between waterings. Water sparingly, allowing the soil to completely dry before watering again. Reduce watering during the dormant winter months.

  4. Temperature: Agave lophantha is best suited for warm climates and is not frost-tolerant. Protect it from freezing temperatures by providing frost protection or moving it indoors during winter in colder regions.

  5. Container Growing: If growing in a container, make sure the pot has adequate drainage and use a well-draining potting mix. Container-grown agaves are versatile and can be moved to shelter during harsh weather.

  6. Fertilization: Fertilize sparingly during the growing season with a balanced, diluted liquid fertilizer. Avoid excessive feeding to prevent overgrowth.

  7. Pruning: Remove dead or damaged leaves as needed, taking care to avoid the sharp spines.

  8. Propagation: Agave lophantha can be propagated from offsets (pups) that develop around the base of mature plants. Carefully separate these offsets and plant them in suitable containers or garden locations.

Agave lophantha's stunning variegation and adaptability make it an excellent choice for xeriscapes, succulent gardens, and landscape designs. Its resilience and captivating appearance make it a favored addition for both novice and experienced succulent gardeners.


A phytosanitary certificate (for additional costs of €20,00) is necessary for export plants from Italy to ALL destinations out of EUROPEAN COMMUNITY.

Among which: United Kingdom Turkey, South America, USA, CanadaAustralia, Japan, Singapore, Philippines, South Korea, Thailand, etc.

Pictures of this plant were taken on , please keep on mind that the plant may have grown since pictured.Also be aware that most plants change across seasons. If present foliage could have been fallen or change in its color.

Botanical family: Agavaceae

Botanical genus: Agave

Botanical species: Agave lophantha


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Plant Height: 10-20 cm

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