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Mangave "San Marcos Seedlings" - Bloodspot Hybrids Mangave
   
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Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Succulent
Family: Agavaceae (now Asparagaceae)
Origin: Mexico (North America)
Evergreen: Yes
Red/Purple Foliage: Yes
Parentage: [x Mangave 'Bloodspot x Agave filifera?]
Height: 1 foot
Width: 1-2 feet
Exposure: Full Sun
Summer Dry: Yes
Irrigation (H2O Info): Low Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 20-25 F
Mangave "San Marcos Seedlings" Rosette succulents that likely will forms compact rosette to 12 inches tall by about 15 inches wide with upright 8 inch long by 1 inch wide gray-green leaves that have a fine-toothed margin edged with maroon and are speckled with spots of the same color. Plant in full sun to light shade in a relatively well-drained soil and irrigate occasionally. This plant came onto the horticultural scene in California in 2008 so we are still discovering its drought tolerance and cold hardiness Given this plant's parentage we speculate that it will likely be hardy in most coastal California gardens and should be able to get by with only limited irrigation. These seedlings were the result of an attempted cross we performed between x Mangave 'Bloodspot' and Agave nizandensis, but a nearby flowering Agave filifera and the x Mangave 'Bloodspot' were also being visited by Hummingbirds. We speculate that the resulting plants are more likely a cross between 'Bloodspot' and Agave filifera or even some self pollination of 'Bloodspot'. We got a pretty good range of colors and amount of spots, but nothing that really looked that much like Agave nizandensis.  This information is based on research conducted about this plant in our nursery library and from reliable online sources. We also take into consideration observations of it in our nursery of crops, as well as of plants growing in the nursery's garden and those in other gardens we have visited. We will incorporate comments received from others and welcome getting feedback from anyone who may have additional information, particularly if it includes cultural information that would aid others in growing Mangave "San Marcos Seedlings".
 
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