This certainly is a "king" of Mangave! Make sure you give this succulent plenty of room to grow so it can achieve its maximum potential. Wide, broad silvery green leaves are covered with burgundy flecks and form a very large rosette. A large terra cotta pot or a 3-gallon container will show off its impressive size the best.
Mangave is a relatively new phenomenon, an intergeneric cross of Manfreda x Agave. These rare hybrids combine the best of both worlds: the better growth rate and the interesting patterns of Manfreda, and the habit and refinement of Agave. We are very excited (shall we say mad?) about our new hybrids from Walters Gardens hybridizing.
Growers will appreciate the fast growth rate of Mangave-these hybrids finish more quickly than Agave, thanks to their Manfreda parentage. Note: (This information has been found waltersgardens.com)
Some of the information in this description has been found at desert-tropicals.com, llifle.com and cactus-art.biz
|Blooming Season||Late fall|
|Common Name||"Century plant"|
|Frost Tolerance||12 c|
|Growth Rate||Fast growth|
|Scientific Name||Mangave Aztek King|
I'm glad it wasn't a bare-root plant because it came in a planter.
Yes, it was delivered on schedule and in good shape.