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Thorncrest Century Plant
Scientific Name: Agave lophantha Schiede ex Knuth
Synonym: Agave heteracantha, Agave univittata var. heteracantha, Agave univittata
Family: Agavaceae
Thorncrest Century Plant (Agave  lophantha) Recommended Temperature Zone:
USDA: 9-10

Frost Tolerance: Hardy to 10F (-12C)

Minimum Avg. Temperature: 50F (10C)

Heat Tolerance: Better with some shade in Phoenix in summer

Sun Exposure: Light shade to full sun

Origin: USA (Texas), Mexico (Tamaulipas)

Growth Habits: Solitary or clumping succulent rosette, up to 2 feet tall (60 cm), 4 feet in diameter (1.2 m)

Watering Needs: Little to moderate water when established

Propagation: Seeds, offset (if available)

Blooming Habits:
The Agave lophantha has greenish-yellow flowers. They are organized in a 12 feet tall spike (3.6 m) and come in late spring or early summer.

Fruiting Habits:

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