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Products > Agave lophantha 'Quadricolor'
 
Agave lophantha 'Quadricolor' - Quadricolor Century Plant
  

 
Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Succulent
Family: Agavaceae (Agaves)
Origin: Mexico (North America)
Evergreen: Yes
Red/Purple Foliage: Yes
Yellow/Chartreuse Foliage: Yes
Variegated Foliage: Yes
Bloomtime: Infrequent
Synonyms: [A. univittata 'Quadricolor' 'Goshikibandai']
Height: 1 foot
Width: 1-2 feet
Exposure: Sun or Shade
Irrigation (H2O Info): Low Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 10-15 F
May be Poisonous  (More Info): Yes
Agave lophantha 'Quadricolor' (Quadricolor Century Plant) - A very distinctive and attractive small agave to about 1 foot in diameter with 6 to 8 inch long, dark green leaves edged with yellow and having a pale green midstripe. The yellow marginal stripes, highlighted by dark reddish teeth, flush red when grown in bright light to give the leaf four distinct colors. Plant in full sun to bright filtered light (best sheltered from full summer sun in hot climates) in a well-drained soil. Tolerates dry conditions but will grow much faster with regular summer irrigation - keep drier in winter. This cultivar was thought not as hardy as the species and we originally only listed it to 22 F but have had a gardener report to us that it has proven hardy to multiple nights with temperatures as low as 11 F in his South Carolina garden. Other names that have been used for this plant include Agave univittata 'Quadricolor', A. univittata Variegated, A. kerchovei 'Pectinata' and 'Goshiki Bandai' (or alternately 'Goshikibandai').  This description is based on our research and observations of this plant as it grows in containers at our nursery, in our own garden and in other gardens. We also appreciate receiving feedback of any kind from those who have additional information about this plant, particularly if they disagree with what we have written or have additional cultural tips that would aid others growing Agave lophantha 'Quadricolor' .
 
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