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Products > Mangave 'Snow Leopard' PP31,137
 
Mangave 'Snow Leopard' PP31,137 - Snow Leopard Mangave
   

 
Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Succulent
Family: Agavaceae (now Asparagaceae)
Origin: Mexico (North America)
Evergreen: Yes
Red/Purple Foliage: Yes
Variegated Foliage: Yes
Flower Color: Green
Bloomtime: Infrequent
Parentage: (Manfreda guttata x Agave sp.?)
Height: 1-2 feet
Width: 2-3 feet
Exposure: Sun or Shade
Summer Dry: Yes
Deer Tolerant: Yes
Irrigation (H2O Info): Low Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 20-25 F
x Mangave 'Snow Leopard' PP31,137 - A very attractive fast growing evergreen plant that grows up as a tight offsetting rosette to 18 inches tall by 2 feet wide with long, lance-shaped deep-green fleshy leaves with light cherry red spots over their entire surface that show up most dramatically over the white margins. Compared to Mangave 'Kaleidoscope', which we also grow, this cultivar has white margins (versus yellow) and dark spots cover more the leaves that turn pink when on the margin. Though not yet seen, this plant should have the same 6-7 foot tall vertical spikes of lightly fragrant green flowers in summer that the parent plant has. Plant in full to part sun in a well-drained soil and irrigate occasionally. Has proven hardy down into the mid 20s and listed by some as good down to USDA Zone 8a but hardiness has not really been well tested on this plant. A great looking plant with amazing colors that is best heightened in bright light to full sun. Has proven to be a great a very nice container specimen and the flowers should prove very attractive to hummingbirds. Mangave 'Snow Leopard' was selected as a whole plant mutation in a tissue culture propagated batch of x Mangave 'Jaguar' was found in March 2015 in the Walters Gardens tissue culture laboratory and was introduced by them in 2018. The parent plant, 'Jaguar', is thought by some to be an intergeneric hybrid between an unknown agave and the wide ranging Manfreda guttata, but some consider 'Jaguar' a cultivar of Manfreda guttata, which was described by Joseph Nelson Rose in his 1905 Contributions from the United States National Herbarium. While it is rare in cultivation, Rose noted it to be "the commonest Manfreda in Mexico" and it has also been variously described as Polianthes guttata, Leichtlinia protuberans, Agave guttata and Agave protuberans. Mangave 'Snow Leopard' received US Plant Patent PP 28,614 in November 2019.  The information on this page is based on research conducted about this plant in the San Marcos Growers library, from online sources, and from observations made of the crops growing in our nursery, plants in the nursery's garden and those in other gardens where we may have observed it. We also have incorporated 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 Mangave 'Snow Leopard' PP31,137.
 
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