Our poor little plant looks like a Charlie Brown Agave at the moment, but I am sure it will grow up to be a wonderful plant. The Quadricolor Agave has dark green leaves and a pale green middle stripe. The edges of the leaves are a darker yellow and then it has the red spines. That is where the four colors comes from. Each leaf can become a foot long and 2.5″ wide.
Pronunciation: a-GAH-vee lo-FAN-tha
Species Meaning: from the Greek lofh meaning 'crest' and anthos meaning 'flower'
Should be in full sun in our cooler climate with protection from winter rains. Plant forms colonies by underground rhizomatous offsets which should be removed and replanted to keep original planting in check. Strong rhizomes can damage hardscape.
In Our Garden
Plant ID: P20177
Found in Greenhouse,
In here for protection from winter rains.
We acquired this plant from Hirt's.