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Agave Lopantha

Agave Lopantha

Regular price $38.50 USD
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Plant Type: Agaves
Plant Height: 2-3 feet
Spread: 3-4 feet
Flower Color: greenish-yellow
Sun Exposure: Full Sun, Partial Shade


Agave Lophantha is particularly admired for its striking foliage. The leaves are usually a deep green with lighter green bands and can have yellow or white edges, which is why it's sometimes referred to as Quadricolor Agave. The contrast in colors along with the leaves' linear form creates a visually appealing rosette.

Native to northeastern Mexico and Texas, this agave is adapted to arid conditions, making it an excellent choice for xeriscaping and drought-tolerant gardens. It's also a popular choice for container gardening due to its moderate size and attractive foliage.

The plant's leaves are edged with sharp spines, and it has a pointed terminal spine, so careful placement is essential to avoid accidental injury. This feature also makes it a good choice for security plantings along property boundaries.

Agave Lophantha is relatively low-maintenance, requiring well-drained soil and minimal watering once established. It thrives in full sun, where its leaf coloration is most vibrant, but it can also do well in partial shade, especially in hotter climates.

The flowering of Agave Lophantha is a spectacular event, with the plant producing a tall flower spike that can reach several feet in height. The greenish-yellow flowers are attractive to various pollinators. Post flowering, the main plant typically dies but often leaves behind offshoots or "pups" that can be replanted to propagate new plants.

In summary, Agave Lophantha is a stunning, low-maintenance plant that adds texture, color, and architectural interest to a garden. Its drought tolerance and striking appearance make it a valuable addition to any landscape focused on water conservation and visual impact.

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