x Mangave 'Macho Mocha'
Agave 'Macho Mocha', Manfreda 'Macho Mocha'
×Mangave 'Macho Mocha' is a fast-growing succulent that forms rosettes of fleshy gray-green leaves densely covered with brown-purple spots. The rosettes grow up to 6 feet (1.8 m) in diameter. The spots are so thick toward the tip of the leaves that the entire surface is a brown-purple color. Flowers are creamy-white and appear on a thick reddish stalk that rises from the middle of the plant much like an Agave. The rosettes remain solitary until flowering, at which time several offsets will emerge from below the older rosette.
USDA hardiness zone 8a to 10b: from 10 °F (−12.2 °C) to 40 °F (+4.4 °C).
How to Grow and Care
Agave is not a difficult plant to grow. They're slow-growing and dramatic and will even thrive on a bit of neglect. If you're the type of person who likes to fuss with houseplants and water a lot, Agave is probably not the plant for you. If, however, you're the type of person who likes to set it and forget it, and you have a sunny window, Agave might be the way to go. Be aware that some large varieties will eventually outgrow your room (unless you have a large greenhouse), and Agave can be aggressive. They have irritating sap and sometimes very sharp thorns that can cause injuries to small children and even pets.
In general, Agaves do not need to be repotted every year. Most of the species commonly found in cultivation grow very slowly and take a long time to outgrow their pot. It's also best to handle your Agave as little as possible since they do not like to be disturbed. When repot, refresh the spent soil with a new potting mix and make sure the plant is firmly anchored in its pot.
See more at How to Grow and Care for Agave.
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