Praying Hands Mangave
A fantastic hybrid of Agave ocahui and Manfreda sp., Praying Hands mangave is one of the most unique mangaves yet. Looking something like an artist’s rendition of an artich0ke, its green leaves stay curled upwards with a cinnamon red edge to highlight its unique form. Likely to be hardy to only about 20º F, but makes an excellent container plant for those of us north of Zone 9.
Mangaves are an intergeneric cross between Agave and Manfreda first discovered in a wild collected seed batch by Yucca Do Nursery and have since taken the horticulture world by storm with many new selections being made every year. The hybridizing of various species and the ensuing diversity of forms has given birth to an ever increasing amount of Mangave cultivars.
Latin Name: Mangave ‘Praying Hands’
Site and Soil: Full sun and well-drained soil.
Hardiness: Hardy to approx. 20º F
Color: Deep green with red edges
Size at Maturity: Praying Hands mangave grows to 10 inches in height by 10 inches wide
Bloom Time: Early spring through summer every 10-20 years or so
Pests & Diseases: Not bothered by pests or diseases.
USDA Zone: 5-11