Mangave 'Thunderbird' PP31248 (Hansen): A compact landscaping plant with thick, colorful leaves splotched with purple and burgundy. The leaves curve inward and have short teeth lining their margins. It flowers once in its lifetime with a tall bloom stalk with lemon yellow flowers.
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
Red / Burgundy
Color - Secondary
Blue / Blue-green
Zone 9 (20F)
Recommended Light Conditions
Maximum Rosette Size
Growth Habit / Shape
THIS PLANT IS HARDY IN ZONES 9 - 10
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