Agave lophantha is an evergreen succulent belonging to the Asparagaceae family (formerly Agavaceae). It’s mistaken at times an aloe plant or cacti, but the Agave genus has unique features. There are more than 200 Agave species. This succulent slowly grows about 30 to 60cm long and 30cm wide. It has flat, saw-like leaves growing in an outward spiral from a thick rosette base. The shades of the foliage vary in color as per the cultivar. The Agave lophantha ‘Quadricolor’ plant has a pale green midstripe and dark green leaves with yellow edges. The sides of the leaves have dark-reddish teeth lining. Only water when the soil completely dries out. They require well-draining soil and prefer a sandy cactus soil mix. Agaves grow well without fertiliser, but can be fed a slow release fertiliser to promote a full, rich look. Agave lophantha thrives in direct sunlight but will tolerate partial shade as well.