Manfreda (Agave) 'Spot'
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common names: manfreda, deciduous agave
flowering season: summer
height: leaves at 12 to 15 inches, taller flowers
Light requirements: full sun, afternoon shade where summers are especially hot
Soil requirements: average soil that drains well
Water requirments: average to dry
Growth habit: grows as a clump of shoots
How to propagate: dividing in either spring or early fall
Leaf type: pointed gray-green leaves that have medium dark brown spots of various sizes
Ways to use it: grows well in the garden or will live happily in a large pot
Special characteristics: survives a greater degree of cold
A hybrid between Manfreda virginica and Manfreda maculosa (Texas tuberose), this plant has gray-green leaves speckled with sizable spots of reddish brown. A Cistus Nursery introduction, it is cold hardy USDA Zone 5 (-20°F) when situated where the soil drains freely. It can either lose its leaves temporarily during winter or be evergreen depending on how cold the temperatures in winter become. Where temperatures stay above +30°F it will be evergreen. Where temperatures drop below that, it will lose its leaves, but quickly recovers and grows new leaves in spring. Older plants, in time, will grow into a thick clump of shoots connected at their roots. The leaves grow to a height of 12 to 15 inches, with taller flower stems to 4 feet. The flowers lack colorful petals, but have especially long pistils and stamens.
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