Agave univittitata Quadricolour

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Common name:  Thorn Crested Agave

Also knows as A. lophantha Quadricolor it is a stunning small-medium size species, which has got a solitary succulent rosette, not taller than 40 cm, and 60 cm wide. It is named after its characteristic leaves, which are variegated in four, distinct colours. It is easy-to-grow. Like other Agaves, it needs a very well-drained soil; it does well in light shade to full sun, and enjoys lots of water in the summer months . A good amount of water and fertilizer will help this plant to grow faster. During winter, only water enough to avoid shrivelling. It will produce a satisfying amount of pups that can be detached and grown on as new plants. It’s another one that is surprisingly cold hardy especially if kept dry in winter.


  • Hardiness: H3: hardy in coastal and relatively mild parts of the UK (-5 to 1) lower if kept dry
  • Position/Aspect: Full sun or partial shade, free draining gritty gravelly soil. It will happily grow for years in a pot
  • Drought tolerance: Good
  • Size: up to 40cm in height and 60cm across when fully grown
  • Grown from mother plants at the Kent nursery: yes