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August 24, 2019

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What's My Zone?
Zone: 8 to 10
Annual
Vitals
EXPOSURE
Full Sun
BLOOM SEASON
Non-blooming or blooms are insignificant
SIZE
9"-10"
16"-18"
GREENHOUSE
LOCATION
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Cultivar Notes - 'Pineapple Express'
The refined, spiky habit of this Mangave will remind you of the top of a pineapple. 1” wide, dark green leaves are long and slender, with pronounced burgundy spotting. The spots will be more pronounced when in full sun and exposed to UV light. A waxy coating gives the leaves a minty-green finish. Leaves are packed in tightly to form a spiky rosette. Tiny spines line the 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!
Genus Notes - Mangave
Mangave is a relatively new phenomenon, as a cross between the genus Manfreda and 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, Inc. hybridizing. Look to the future for more interesting and unique looks to join the collection!

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