Agave lophantha

  • Agave lophantha

1 Gallon $10.80

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All plants shipped bare root in one-gallon sizes.
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Agave lophantha

  • Names and Synonyms:  
    Agave heteracantha, Agave univittata var. heteracantha, Agave univittata
  • Common Names:  
    Thorn-crested Century Plant, Big Lechuguilla
  • Family:  
    Agavaceae
  • Origin:  
    Agave lophantha is native to south Texas in the Rio Grande Plains where it grows on gravelly limestone and on cliffs and rocky outcrops.
  • Size Label:  
    1 Gallon
  • Mature Size:  
    individual rosette
  • Height:  
    1-2'
  • Width:  
    2-3'
  • USDA Zones:  
  • Cold Tolerance:  
    10 to 15°F, -12.2 to -8.4°C
  • Heat Tolerance:  
    Extreme
  • Light Requirement:  
    Part to full sun
  • Water needs:  
    Very drought tolerant
  • Maintenance:  
    Plant forms colonies by underground rhizomatous offsets which should be removed and replanted to keep original planting in check. Strong rhizomes can damage hardscape.
  • Uses:  
    Great in containers where it is easy to manage. Good in landscape borders, native plant gardens, rock gardens, cactus gardens, xeriscape or low barrier groundcover plantings. Tough spiny leaves, so take care to locate this plant away from foot traffic. Deer resistant.
  • Propagation:  
    Easily propagated from offsets.
  • Special notes:  
    This species has a handsome hemispherical form with dark green leaves with a lighter green stripe down the center. A nice contrast to some of the silver blue agaves which take similar culture. The flower spike can reach 12 feet and has greenish-yellow flowers. This agave prefers alkaline soils. It is related to A. lechuguilla, differing from it by its flatter leaves and firmer leaf margins.