Mangave 'Mayan Queen' PPAF: A superb succulent that's fit for a queen! Its frosty blue leaves have a serrated edge with subtle burgundy spots concentrated at the tips. From a distance, the leaves appear lavender. This burgundy spotting is most defined on the leaves that receive direct sunlight; lower leaves will be greener. The narrow leaves curl and arch downward at the tips. This is a unique hue that will lend itself well to combining with other colored succulents. When grown outdoors in full sun, this cultivar can reach 24" wide and 12" tall at maturity.
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
Blue / Blue-green
Color - Secondary
Red / Burgundy
Zone 9 (20F)
Recommended Light Conditions
Maximum Rosette Size
Growth Habit / Shape