Agave Univittata 'Quadricolor'. Agave Lophantha 'Quadricolor'.
Agaves are amazing exotic, extremley drought tolerant plants. Native to Mexico and the North, Central and South of the United States, they are a very popular ornamental plants in the UK.
The Agave Univittata 'Quadricolor' is a relatively small form of Agave, but at the same time a very ornamental and pretty one. Fleshy arching leaves are arranged in rosettes and characterised with bold stripes; dark green in the centre with a paler green mid stripe and golden yellow edges. Dark reddish teeth are present along their margins. In the cold the leaves take on shades of pink-red hence the name 'quadricolor'. Although slow growing offsets are produced and after many years when mature enough tall spikes of pale yellow bell shaped flowers appear.
Great for exotic gardens and easy to grow but it will need winter protection.
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AGAVE UNIVITTATA 'QUADRICOLOR'.
Latin Name: Agave Univittata 'Quadricolor'. Agave Lophantha 'Quadricolor'
Common Name: Striped Agave 'Quadricolor'. Quadricolor Century Plant. Agave Filamentosa.
Native to: Mexico.
Hardiness: Hardy to -3 degrees but will need winter protection or bringing into a frost free area. Extremely drought tolerant.
Growth: Succulent. Slow growing and relatively small. Will offset with time. Rosettes of arching fleshy leaves with a dark green centre stripe together with a paler green mid stripe and golden yellow edges. In the cold will flush pinkish-red colour. Dark reddish marginal teeth.
Soil: Well drained, plenty of gravel.
Moisture: Water during Summer. Allow to dry before re-watering. Dry in winter; only give a little water if the leaves begin to shrivel.
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