New! Mangave 'Black Magic'
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Mangave 'Black Magic'

New! Mangave 'Black Magic'

Quick Facts
Common Name: Mangave
Hardiness Zone: 1-13S/W Exposure: Houseplants - High Light
Mature Height: 8-10"
Read our Growing Guide Ships Weather Permitting
Ships as: 6" PLASTIC POT
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Product Details

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Almost other-worldly with its rosette of pointed leaves spotted so densely with deep violet markings as to appear the color of midnight, x Mangave ‘Black Magic’ is an exciting addition to a growing group of cultivars arising from a rare intergeneric cross of Manfreda and Agave. Grown indoors in containers, Mangaves add a distinctive touch to any room in the house. Like other succulents, they may be moved outdoors in the summer months. Routine watering encourages faster growth, while exposure to ultraviolet light ensures the darkest coloration of the leaves. Shipped in a 6" wide x 5½" tall gray ceramic cachepot. PPAF

A unique hybrid between two North American genera, Manfreda and Agave, x Mangave is a drought-tolerant succulent that presents the best of both parents. Like Manfredas, it reproduces itself through basal offsets (whereas Agaves die after flowering). Like Agaves, it is a perennial that holds its foliage where temperatures are above freezing. The pointed leaves of Mangaves are arrayed in rosettes and covered with dark purple spots that deepen in color with exposure to ultraviolet light. During the summer months, plants may be moved outdoors. Mangaves grow faster than Agaves and will fill containers when watered routinely.

Our houseplants appear generously sized in our photos. They are representative of the sizes we ship to you.

For information on growing and care, click Growing Guide.



WEATHER PERMITTING - Working with Mother Nature

In our business, we work closely with Mother Nature. In the colder months when we stipulate that an item is shipped “weather permitting”, that means temperatures outside our shipping facility in northwestern Connecticut and along the shipping route must be warm enough for tender plants to survive in unheated delivery trucks. Our practice of waiting for windows of milder weather may result in the occasional delay, but our customers tend to appreciate the care we take to make certain their plants arrive in the very best possible condition. Questions? Don’t hesitate to call our customer service staff at 1-800-411-6159.


The size of the plants we ship has been selected to reduce the shock of transplanting. For some, this means a large, bareroot crown. Others cannot travel bareroot or transplant best if grown in containers. We ship these perennials and annuals in 1 pint pots, except as noted. We must point out that many perennials will not bloom the first year after planting, but will the following year, amply rewarding your patience. We ship bulbs as dormant, bare bulbs, sometimes with some wood shavings or moss. Shrubs, Roses, vines, and other woody plants may be shipped bareroot or in pots. The size of the pot is noted in the quick facts for each item.


We ship our bulbs and plants at the right time for planting in your area, except as noted, with orders dispatched on a first-come, first-served basis by climate zone. We also ship a wide range of containers and planters, tools, supplies, fertilizers, garden wear, garden decor items, as well as indoor decorations like wreaths and dried bouquets when available. Estimated dates for shipping are indicated in the green Shipping Details box for each item. Please supply a street address for delivery. Kindly contact us with two weeks notice, if you'll be away at the expected time of delivery.


We guarantee to ship plants that are in prime condition for growing. If your order is damaged or fails to meet your expectations, we will cheerfully replace or refund it. Please contact our Customer Service Department at 1-800-503-9624 or email us at [email protected]. Please include your order number or customer number when contacting us.



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Growing guide

Growing guide
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Latin Name Pronunciation: ah-gah'-vay

A native of deserts and mountains, Agave americana is well adapted to the dry condtions of homes with central heating. Please note: This is a plant to "handle with caution" as both the leaf edges and tips have sharp points.

LIGHT: Provide a bright window with 8 or more hours of direct sun a day.

WATERING: The thick, fleshy leaves of Agave are adapted to store water. During the hot summer months, water when the top 1in of the potting mix is dry to the touch. Reduce watering in the fall, and in winter, watering about once a month is sufficient.

TEMPERATURE: Plants grow best indoors in temperatures of 60–70°F. They are hardy in Zones 8–10 (plant in well-drained soil).

FERTILIZER: Apply a low–nitrogen formula (such as one designed for Cactus) monthly from April through August, when the plant is in active growth. Do not fertilize during the winter months.

CONTINUING CARE: Agave is slow growing. If your plant needs repotting after several years, select a container about 1in wider and use a well–drained potting mix, such as Cactus and Succulent mix.