Mangave 'Painted Desert' PP31630 (Hansen): A deep green plant with splashes of purple. This plant is named after the painted desert of the southwest United States and, like its namesake, has an array of gorgeous colors. The margins of the leaves have faint teeth that give them a saw-like look.
Please Note: Mature plant photos are for 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 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.
Color - Primary
Green / Lime
Color - Secondary
Purple / Black
Zone 9 (20F)
Recommended Light Conditions
Maximum Rosette Size
Growth Habit / Shape
THIS PLANT IS HARDY IN ZONES 9 - 10
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