Man of Steel - Mangave
- Man of Steel Mangave Plant Description
- Man of Steel Mangave Plant Specs and Regions
- Man of Steel Mangave Water and Light Recommendations
Mangave 'Man of Steel': A neat plant of long, slender leaves that shade from silver to purple. The leaves are outlines with cinnamon orange teeth, but the leaves are fairly flexible and easy to handle. A natural coating of epicuticular wax protects the plant in bright sun and gives it a soft, silvery appearance. Increased sun exposure can bring out the purple tones and a smattering of small, purple dots. At maturity, it reaches about 11.0" tall and 21.0" wide. This cultivar is a hybrid of Agave striata x Mangave 'Bloodspot'. This plant is fully rooted in a 3.5" round, plastic container.
Native to: Mexico
Hardiness: will not tolerate frost
Recommended light conditions: full sun
Bloom Color: yellow
Watering Needs Indoors: Instead of giving your succulents gradual sips of water throughout the week, give them a good soaking, to the point where water runs out the drainage holes at the bottom of the pot. Be sure to empty the water that runs into the saucer, succulents do not like to sit in water. Then let the soil dry out completely before watering again.
Watering Needs Outdoors: In the Summer water your succulents every two weeks, by soaking them and letting them dry before watering again. In the Winter water your succulents once a month.
Technical Information About This Plant
- Requires bright light for most of the day. Or constant dappled shade.
- Best to water every 2 weeks.