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Mangave "San Marcos Seedlings" - Bloodspot Hybrids Mangave

Note: This plant is not currently for sale. This is an archive page preserved for informational use.  
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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
x 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.  The information about Mangave "San Marcos Seedlings" displayed on this page is based on research conducted in our nursery library and from online sources we consider reliable. We will also relate those observations made of this plant as it grows in our nursery gardens and in other gardens that we have visited, as well how the crops have performed in containers in our nursery field. We will also incorporate comments we receive from others and welcome hearing from anyone who has additional information, particularly when they share cultural information that would aid others in growing it.