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Mangave 'Macho Mocha'
@ Yucca Do Nursery, TX

Mangave 'Macho Mocha'

Macho Mocha Mangave

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Item #: 5377

Zones: 7b to 9b, at least

Height: 12" tall

Culture: Sun to Part Sun

Origin: Mexico

Pot Size: 3.5" pot (24 fl. oz/0.7 L) ?


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xMangave 'Macho Mocha'...a bigeneric hybrid...oh, my! On a plant exploration trip into Mexico, Carl Schoenfeld collected seed from a plant of Manfreda variegata. Only when the seedlings were grown was it realized that it had crossed in the wild with a nearby plant of Agave celsii, resulting in the very first xMangave. Each surreal-looking, 3' wide clump of thick, rubbery, glaucous foliage is so covered with iron-purple spots that the clump looks burgundy purple. Established clumps are topped in late spring with thick 8' tall flower spikes...a hummingbird's wet dream. We have had this survive 9 degrees F, but in areas with wet cold winters, grow xMangave 'Macho Mocha' as a container plant. Stunning!