Mangave 'Inkblot' PPAF: This attractive succulent has a low, wide habit with large, attractive spotting from its Manfreda blood, and thick, wide leaves from its Agave blood. Dark green leaves with blood red spotting arch downward, perfect for framing decorative containers. Although striking white spines line the curled up margins, these aren't deadly like you would expect from Agave, but softer to the touch. More exposure to sunlight will brighten the dark coloration and the spotting.
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 survive a hard frost, but if there is a risk of freezing temperatures they can be brought indoors to grow temporarily 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 reference only; plants will be shipped as a 1.5" rooted plug.
Color - Primary
Green / Lime
Color - Secondary
Red / Burgundy
Zone 9 (20F)
Recommended Light Conditions
Maximum Rosette Size
Growth Habit / Shape