General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Cactus/Succulent
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 8a -12.2 °C (10 °F) to -9.4 °C (15 °F)
Plant Height: 1 foot
Plant Spread: 1-2 feet
Leaves: Evergreen
Other: Usually seen as three colors. The fourth color comes with cooler temps or root stress.
Fruit: Dehiscent
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: White
Bloom Size: 1"-2"
Underground structures: Rhizome
Suitable Locations: Xeriscapic
Uses: Provides winter interest
Will Naturalize
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Drought tolerant
Toxicity: Other: The juice from many species of agave can cause acute contact dermatitis that produces reddening and blistering lasting approximately one to two weeks. Itching may recur up to a year later without a visible rash. Dried parts of the plants can be handled sa
Propagation: Seeds: Can handle transplanting
Other info
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Other: Bulbils might be produced, but unlikely.
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs excellent drainage in pots
Miscellaneous: With thorns/spines/prickles/teeth
Awards and Recognitions: RHS AGM

Common names
  • Center Stripe Agave
  • Century Plant
  • Maguey
Botanical names
  • Accepted: Agave univittata
  • Synonym: Agave lophantha

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  • Posted by Baja_Costero (Baja California - Zone 11b) on Apr 7, 2019 3:26 PM concerning plant:
    Brilliant variegated cultivar of Agave univittata (formerly known as lophantha). The name comes from the fact that leaves may feature up to four colors: yellow, two tones of green, and pink or red margins/teeth when stressed. Offsets to form rhizomatous clumps over time, like the parent. Tolerates day-long sun in containers and in the ground in a mild coastal climate. Strong light gives best form and color. An excellent candidate for container culture. A 12 inch pot will be enough for a solitary plant if you remove the offsets every so often.
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lemonFresh On January 20, 2016 Obtained plant
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Discussion Threads about this plant
Thread Title Last Reply Replies
Ouch!!!!!!!!! by Paul2032 Nov 6, 2013 10:14 AM 2
ID question by Baja_Costero Feb 24, 2016 4:21 AM 1
Center Stripe Agave (Agave univittata 'Quadricolor') by PeggyC Apr 13, 2019 2:30 PM 1

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