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Products > Mangave 'Tooth Fairy' PP29,599
Mangave 'Tooth Fairy' PP29,599 - Tooth Fairy' Mangave
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Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Succulent
Family: Agavaceae (now Asparagaceae)
Evergreen: Yes
Red/Purple Foliage: Yes
Bloomtime: Sporadic
Parentage: (x M.'Bloodspot' x A. shawii)
Height: <1 foot
Width: 1-2 feet
Exposure: Full Sun
Summer Dry: Yes
Irrigation (H2O Info): Low Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 25-30° F
x Mangave 'Tooth Fairy' PP29,599 (Tooth Fairy' Mangave) - A very attractive succulent plant with mostly solitary rosettes up to 1 foot tall by 17 inches wide with short thick upwardly inclined glaucus blue-gray lanceolate leaves that are densely patterned with pale purple spots. The leaves also have decorative small fine jagged eyelash-like teeth along the margins of the leaf and are tipped with an inch and a half long terminal spine, all which go through various shades or yellow, orange, red and cinnamon brown. These teeth also leave nice bud imprinting on both the upper and lower surfaces of adjacent leaves.

Plant in full to half day sun in a well-drained soil and give occasional to regular irrigation. This unique plant looks more like an agave than many of the other Mangave hybrids, but with softer foliage and very attractive leaf coloration. It makes a nice smaller agave-like plant in the ground or as a container specimen.

At the San Marcos Growers 2019 Field Day attendees were asked to vote on their favorites of the forty four Mangave on display in our collection and 'Tooth Fairy' received top marks from half of those that voted - see the results of this poll at Field Day Mangave poll.

'Tooth Fairy'was a 2018 introduction in the Walters Gardens MAD ABOUT MANGAVEŽ Collection of plants bred by Hans Hansen. Mangave 'Tooth Fairy' is a complex hybrid done in 2011 involving Mangave 'Bloodspot' as the seed parent, which itself is a hybrid believed to have originated in Japan that involved Agave macroacantha and Manfreda maculosa, with the pollen parent being our California mediterranean climate (both Upper and Baja) native agave, Agave shawii. It was granted U.S. Plant Patent PP29,599 on August 14, 2018. 

This information about Mangave 'Tooth Fairy' PP29,599 displayed on this web page is based on research we have conducted in our horticultural library and from reliable online resources. We also will relate observations we have made about it as it grows in our nursery gardens and other gardens visited, as well how our crops have performed in containers in the nursery field. Where appropriate, we will also incorporate comments that we receive from others and we welcome hearing from anyone with additional information, particularly if they can share cultural information that would aid others in growing this plant.