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0277 Agave lophantha quadricolor (Agave "Goshikibandai")

Agave lophantha quadricolor (Agave "Goshikibandai")
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0277 €5.40 16


Solitary or slowly  clumping succulent  rosette, up to 40 cm tall,  60 cm in diameter.  Leaves are characteristically   variegated with four distinct colours. Large plants are extremely ornamental.

Family: Agavaceae

Scientific Name: Agave lophantha Schiede ex Knuth


  • A. kerchovei 'Pectinata'
  • A. lophantha 'Quadricolor'
  • A. lophantha 'Goshikibandai'
  • A. cv Goshiki Bandai

Leaves (in bigger specimens) have very nice 4 coloured  bands.
Large plants are extremely ornamental.

Description: Solitary or slowly clumping succulent rosette, up to 40 cm tall,  60 cm in diameter. Leaves are characteristically  variegated with four distinct colours.

Cultivation: Agave lophantha "QUADRICOLOR"  is a relatively easy-to-grow species. Suited for light shade to full sun, but better with some shade in  summer. Needs  a very well-drained soil.   It  grows fairly fast in summer if provided with copious water, but allow to dry thoroughly before watering again (the more water and fertilizer this plant gets, the faster it will grow). During the winter months, one should only water enough to keep the leaves from shrivelling.
Agave lophantha
is frost tolerant to -12°, but this cultivar is more tender (can survive to at least – 6°,  particularly when dry)... but it is best to avoid freezing temperatures, it's too beautiful to risk not covering it on cold nights.
It does great in containers or in the ground. Plants cultivated outdoors are more drought tolerant and can take some heat and full sun.
Remove suckers to show off the beauty and form of the individual rosette.

Propagation: Exclusively by suckers,  which often are found growing around the base of the plant,  Remove the basal suckers (if available) in spring or summer and let the cuttings dry for a few days before inserting into compost.

A. 'Goshikibandai'  is a small-sized species that does great in all kinds of containers.