Botanical Name: Agave lophantha
 Common Name: Center Band Agave
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  • Anatomy

  • Culture

  • Design

Plant Type



Height Range



Flower Color

Green, Yellow


Flower Season


Leaf Color

Green, Dark Green, Light Green, Yellow Green, Variegated


Bark Color


Fruit Color



Fruit Season



Full, Half



Very Low, Low, Extra in Summer


Growth Rate

Moderate, Slow


Soil Type

Sandy, Clay, Rocky, Unparticular


Soil Condition

Average, Poor, Well-drained


Soil pH

Neutral, Basic


Adverse Factors


Design Styles

Ranch, Spanish


Accenting Features

Unusual Foliage, Unusual Shape


Seasonal Interest


Location Uses

Foundation, Parking Strip, Raised Planter, With Rocks


Special Uses

Container, Mass Planting, Fire Resistant, Small Spaces


Attracts Wildlife

Information by: George Hull MSN

Photographer: Mountain States Nursery

  • Description

  • Notes

Upright succulent grows to 3' x 2' wide. Slow to moderate growing. Stiff, glossy dark green to light green leaves with a light stripe down the center. Leaves somewhat sword like. Sharp spines on margins and tip. Susceptible to Agave snout weevils without protection.-Mountain States Nursery
Frost tolerant to 20 F.