Mangave is a relatively new phenomenon, as a cross between the genus Manfreda and Agave. With its interesting texture and striking colors, it is no wonder why this plant has become so popular. In this guide, we will discuss everything you need to know about growing mangave plants. We will cover everything from planting to care and maintenance. So if you are interested in learning more about this fascinating plant, keep reading!
What are Mangave?
These hybrids combine the best of both worlds: the better growth rate of Manfreda and the unique foliage of Agave. They are derived from hybridizing species in the genus Agave and the genus Manfreda, creating an evergreen, perennial succulent that has become popular for its drought tolerance and unique foliage.
Mangaves have monocarpic rosettes that produce basal offsets, meaning they will bloom once before dying off but will also produce offsets at their base to continue growing. They grow faster than regular agaves and come in a variety of colors, shapes, sizes, and textures. While they can be grown outdoors in USDA hardiness zones 8-11, they can also be grown indoors as houseplants with proper care.
Plants range from small 10″x8″ to large 24″x24″ mature size. Mangave plants are easy to care for and make a great addition to any garden or landscape. They require very little maintenance and can tolerate a wide range of conditions.
Overall, Mangaves are an interesting addition to any garden or home due to their unique look and low maintenance requirements. With proper care and attention, these plants can thrive for many years!