Mangave 'Bad Hair Day' PP30279: If only your bad hair days looked this good! Like a head of hair, this plant produces narrow, flat lime green leaves that form an arching habit. Each leaf blade has light blush red spotting with a distinct blush toward the tips of the leaves. This is very easy to handle due to its soft, flexible leaves. This plant looks amazing in decorative containers, especially face planters. The hardiest Mangave to date, it is frost tolerant to 0F to 10F if kept dry in winter. When grown outdoors in full sun, this cultivar can reach 20" wide and 10" tall. This variety will only bloom once in its life, but after flowering, it will continue to grow and produce offsets before dying.
Please Note: Mature plant photos are reference only, plants will be shipped as a 1.5" rooted plug without a pot.
Mangave are a relatively new phenomenon: a cross between Manfreda and Agave. These rare cultivars are expertly hybridized by Hans Hansen of Walters Gardens to combine the best of both parents. Though the have a similar form to a typical Agave, they are marked with spots and flush brilliant purple and red tones when grown in bright sun. Additionally, they grow about twice as fast as Agave and are far less spiny to the touch.
This variety thrives outdoors in partial to full sun with good drainage, i.e. gritty soil and containers with drainage holes. Mangave can tolerate a bit more shade and water than regular Agave, especially when they are establishing roots.
Color - Primary
Green / Lime
Color - Secondary
Red / Burgundy
Zone 8 (10F)
Recommended Light Conditions
Maximum Rosette Size
Growth Habit / Shape
THIS PLANT IS HARDY IN ZONES 8 - 10
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