Agave lophantha 'Quadricolor'

Agave lophantha ‘Quadricolor’

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'

Cultivation Notes

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 Compost Heap,

It had been planted out in the Giants Garden, but died in the winter of 2022 when it reached 22F. It was probably a combination of the cold, the wet and that it was not fully established.

We acquired this plant from Hirt's.

Family: Asparagaceae

Genus: Agave

Species: lophantha

Variety: Quadricolor

Height: <3ft

Spread: <3ft

Growth Habit:
Sun Needs:
Full Sun
Soil Type:
Zn8a - down to 10F

Resistant to Deer.

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