Mangave 'Man of Steel' PP29196 [large]

$11.99
SKU:
P30148

Product Details

Highlights

Mangave 'Man of Steel' PP29196: A neat plant of long, slender leaves that shade from silver to purple. The leaves are outlines with cinnamon orange teeth, but the leaves are fairly flexible and easy to handle. A natural coating of epicuticular wax protects the plant in bright sun and gives it a soft, silvery appearance. Increased sun exposure can bring out the purple tones and a smattering of small, purple dots. At maturity, it reaches about 11.0" tall and 21.0" wide. This cultivar is a hybrid of Agave striata Mangave 'Bloodspot'. This plant is fully rooted in a 3.5" round, plastic container.

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

Grey / Silver

Color - Secondary

Purple / Black

Cold Hardiness

Zone 8 (10F)

Recommended Light Conditions

Full Sun

Recommended Light Conditions

Filtered / Partial Sun

Maximum Height

9"-12"

Maximum Rosette Size

Over 8"

Growth Habit / Shape

Loose Rosette

Product Format

3.5" Pot

Special Characteristic

Fast Grower

Shipping info

  • Shipping Days: Monday, Tuesday
  • Same Week Shipping Cut-off: Tuesday 11:30AM PT
  • Delivery Days: Usually the following Thursday or Friday
  • Delivery Date Requests: Use the comments box during checkout
  • Why don't we ship every day? This schedule avoids weekend delays and helps us ensure the plants are delivered fresh

Click here for more shipping and ordering info.

See how we pack and ship succulents:

WHY MOUNTAIN CREST GARDENS?

  • Customers Love Us: Thousands of 5-star reviews on Shopper Approved
  • Licensed California Succulent Nursery: Most online sellers are just marketers and re-sellers; we're the real deal
  • Family Owned & Operated: Growing and shipping beautiful succulents since 1995
  • Experienced Customer Service: Our friendly onsite staff are happy to help via phone or email - se habla español
  • Plant Names Included: Reusable mini stakes in each pot also include minimum temperature
  • Every Order is Handpicked: Our employees care about your order - they love succulents as much as you do
  • Environmentally Friendly: Recyclable and biodegradable packaging; minimal spraying and treatments
  • Quality GuaranteedWorry-free online shopping experience
Shopper Award
Mountain Crest Gardens BBB Business Review

Featured in:

Customer
Photos

Customer Reviews