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Xeriscape Demonstration Garden Information Sheet

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Agave lophantha-Center Stripe Agave

This agave forms irregular colonies of small succulent upright plants that grow to about 2' tall by 3' wide. They have a slow to moderate growth rate depending on culture. 

Stiff, glossy sword-like dark green to light green leaves have a light stripe down the center forming rosettes.  The leaves are flattened and somewhat sword-like having sharp spines on margins and the tip.   The flower spike is un-branched, reaching 12 with greenish-yellow flowers. 

This agave is native to south Texas south into eastern Mexico and prefers well-drained soils, full sun to partial shade.  It is susceptible to the Agave snout weevils without protection. 

Webmaster & Author George Hull Last Updated August 10, 2003