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Products > Mangave 'Pineapple Express' PP28,613
Mangave 'Pineapple Express' PP28,613 - Pineapple Express Mangave

Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Succulent
Family: Agavaceae (now Asparagaceae)
Origin: Mexico (North America)
Evergreen: Yes
Red/Purple Foliage: Yes
Parentage: (Mangave 'Jaguar' x and M. 'Bloodspot')
Height: 1 foot
Width: 1-2 feet
Exposure: Full Sun
Summer Dry: Yes
Deer Tolerant: Yes
Irrigation (H2O Info): Low Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 20-25° F
Mangave 'Pineapple Express' PP28,613 (Pineapple Express Mangave) An attractive plant with symmetrical rosettes up to 18 inches tall by 2 feet wide with long and slender 1 inch wide dark olive green leaves that have a glaucus minty green overlay and are prominently dotted with burgundy colored spots that are densest toward the center of the plant. The many tightly packed leaves radiate upwards with tiny teeth along the margins and a sharp, cinnamon colored terminal spine, much like the spikey leaves of a pineapple. Plant in full to half day sun in a well-drained soil and give occasional to regular irrigation - the brighter the light the more pronounced the burgundy spotting Cold hardiness on this variety is not well documented but it is thought to be hardy and evergreen down to the mid 20s° F and useful in USDA Zones 9 and above. This plant is slow to offset so remains symmetrically attractive and should prove nice for a prominent spot in the garden as well as a container subject. 'Pineapple Express' was a 2016 introduction in the Walters Gardens MAD ABOUT MANGAVEŽ Collection of plants bred by Hans Hansen. It is a hybrid cross between two of the earliest of the Manfreda and Agave hybrids, the smaller Mangave 'Bloodspot' and the larger Mangave 'Jaguar', a Dutch hybrid thought to involve Manfreda guttata. This plant has a U.S. Plant Patent PP28,613 issued in November 2017.  The information on this webpage is based on research conducted about this plant in our nursery library, from online sources, as well as from observations made of it as it grows in the nursery in containers, in the nursery's garden and in other gardens where we have observed it growing. We will also incorporate comments received from others and welcome getting feedback from those who may have additional information, particularly if this information includes cultural information that would aid others in growing  x Mangave 'Pineapple Express'.