Agave lophantha Schiede ex Kunth

Agave, Thorncrest Century Plant

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Family: Asparagaceae

Genus: Agave

Category: Perennial

Zones: 8 to 11

Size: To 4' wide, 2' tall, 12' in bloom

Growth Rate: Moderate

Exposure: Sun, Filtered Sun, Part Shade


Evergreen. Leaves sword-shaped to 2' long and 4.5" wide. Well-drained soil. Dies after blooming.



Native to Texas and Mexico.

Published in Enum. Pl. (Kunth) 5: 838 in 1850. ARS-Grin notes that the author should be Schiede alone because his publication in Linnaea 4:; 582 in 1829 was valid. PlantList lists the accepted name as Agave univittata Haw.


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