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  • Mangave 'Bloodspot'
  • Mangave 'Bloodspot'
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Mangave 'Bloodspot': A gorgeous plant in the landscape that colors up well in bright sun. This compact rosette has silvery blue leaves outlined with small, burgundy teeth. It can also show maroon spots on its foliage, with the red pigments intensifying with more sun exposure. It is thought to be a Japanese hybrid of Agave macroacantha x Manfreda sp. (possibly M. maculosa). It tends to be a solitary grower, though some produce new pups after blooming. At maturity it can reach about 12.0" tall and 15.0" wide. This plant is fully rooted in a 3.5" 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 will not tolerate a hard frost, but it can overwinter indoors on a sunny window sill or under a grow light. They thrive 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. Full Mangave Guide

Please Note: Mature plant photos are for reference only, plants will be shipped fully rooted in a 3.5" pot.

Color - Primary

Grey / Silver

Color - Secondary

Red / Burgundy

Color - Secondary

Blue / Blue-green

Cold Hardiness

Zone 10 (30F)

Recommended Light Conditions

Full Sun

Maximum Height


Maximum Rosette Size

Over 8"

Growth Habit / Shape

Loose Rosette

Product Format

3.5" Pot

Special Characteristic

Fast Grower

USDA Zone map for average annual extreme minimum temperatures





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