Agave lophantha

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Maintenance Level
Low
Placements
Outdoor-Sunny
Toxic
YES
Fragrance
None
Seasons
Summer
Plant Height
12" to 18"

 Water Frequency

Winter

Weekly

Summer

Twice Week

  Fertilizer Frequency

Winter

2-3 Month

Summer

1-2 Month
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Agave lophantha 'Quadricolor' - A very distinctive and attractive small agave to 12 to 18 inches tall by 2 feet wide with 6 to 12 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. 

Soil Need

Clay Sand Soil, Potting Mix Soil

Fertilizer (type)

Water Soluable Fertilizer

Growth Pattern

Slow

Pruning

1-2 Month

Re-Potting

Every 11-12 Month

Process :

 

1. Proper care for Agave lophantha starts with its proper placement. Your task is to find the area that receives less indirect light.
2. Water the plant when the top 2 inches of the soil start getting dry.
3. One of the basic care instructions includes wiping the leaves with a moistened cloth to remove dust and dirt.

1. Elegant and Beautiful Plant for Garden

Do's

1. Plant forms colonies by underground rhizomatous offsets which should be removed and replanted to keep original planting in check.
2. Agaves are usually attacked by fungus or mites; use anti fungal treatments and miticides, if this occurs.

Don'ts

1. Avoid over-watering.

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