Mangave 'Pineapple Express' PP28613: The refined, spiky habit of this Mangave will remind you of the top of a pineapple. 1.0" wide dark green leaves are long and slender, with pronounced burgundy spotting. The spots will be more pronounced when in full sun. A waxy coating gives the leaves a minty-green finish. Leaves are packed in tightly to form a spiky rosette. Tiny spines line the leaf margins, and a very sharp, cinnamon terminal spine complete the spiky look. Plant this Mangave in a yellow or tan container to complete the pineapple look!
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