Mangave 'Whale Tale'. Manfreda x Agave
The Mangave 'Whale Tale' is a relatively new and exciting cross between the genus Manfreda and the Agave Ovatifolia. One of the larger Mangaves it has a low but wide symetrical rosette of large blue-green leaves speckled with dark spots The colours become more pronounced in full sun. Although the leaves have tiny marginal spines together with a terminal spine, they are relatively soft to touch compared to the Agave.
Great for exotic gardens, it's bold silhouette making a wonderful architectural centrepiece. Perfect for urban and rock gardens and very low maintenance. This mangave can produce sparse offsets.
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MANGAVE 'WHALE TALE'.
Latin Name: Mangave 'Whale Tale'. Manfreda x Agave Ovatifolia.
Common Name: False Agave.
Native to: Central And South America.
Hardiness: Around -4 but may need some winter protection. Drought tolerant.
Growth Characteristics: One of larger Mangaves. Wide symetrical rosette of amazing blue-green leaves speckled with dark spots. Tiny marginal teeth and terminal spine softer that Agaves. Tolerant of urban pollution. A waxy coating gives this plant more of a silvery look.
Sun: Full sun/partial shade.
Soil: Free draining gritty substrate. Sharp draining.
Moisture: Keep as dry as possible through winter.
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