The ‘Quadricolor’ agave plant is a striking ornamental evergreen shrub. Growing in the form of colorful rosettes. These fierce-looking sword-shaped leaves are edged with tiny sharp teeth that redden with sun exposure.
If this wasn’t peculiar enough each one of these leaves is extravagantly striped with variations of yellow and green, closely resembling Christmas candies.
Grow Pot Size: 4”
Overall Height Including Grow Pot: 5-9”
Plant Care Level: Easy
The Agave univittata is a desert dwelling plant that is accustomed to drought-like conditions. It has adapted overtime like other succulents to store its water in its leaves. During periods of water the root system will quickly bring up water to be stored in the leaves for periods of drought.
Agave ‘Quadricolor’ Care Tips
How to care for information:
- In the southern states these plants can be moved directly outside and kept on the patio. Remember to bring them back in the late summer to prevent any frost damage.
- Virtually disease resistant.
- Do not place directly in the sun all day, Place them where they can get lots of sun but are still shaded during peak hours.
The Agave ‘Quadricolor’ Story
Where is it from?
Agave ‘Quadricolor’ is native to coastal regions of Southern Texas and Northeastern Mexico.
Who is the Agave ‘Quadricolor’?
The ‘Quadricolor’s’ beautiful colors do not naturally occur in the wild. This plant is a cultivar that was specially bred through cross breeding of various ‘Agave univittata’ that showed genetic mutations in their foliage color. The result was this small striped agave.
Is the Agave ‘Quadricolor’ the right plant for me?
The Agave is an extremely easy plant to take care of. The biggest issue you might run into is not enough light and overwatering. Place your plant in a sunny or well lit spot and then check on it every once in a while. They are incredibly forgiving!
If you are someone that likes to literally shower your plants in love, this plant might not be for you.
Pet Friendly: No, mildly toxic when ingested.
Location Suggestions: Place your Agave anywhere it can receive plenty of light! They look great on patios, in your office or on the kitchen table.