Mangave ‘Aztec King’ has a wide, long, and broad mane of silvery green leaves, which doubtlessly have a regal appearance, probably why the plant is referred to as ‘king’. It is a relatively new plant whose characteristics and care practices are still being documented.
|Scientific Name:||Mangave ’Aztec King’|
|Growth Season:||Spring to autumn|
|Preferred Temperature:||15.5oC (60oF) give or take a few degrees. Winter is hardy to between -5oC (22oF) if the temperature remains in that position for a short time.|
|Hardiness Zone:||USDA Zone 9-11|
|Dormancy:||Its growth slows in winter.|
|Toxicity:||When ingested or touched, it is not toxic to humans or pets. However, it is NOT categorized as an edible succulent, so ingesting isn’t recommended.|
|Average Mature Height & Width:||It can reach an impressive two feet tall and three feet wide.|
Mangave Aztec King Physical Characteristics
This stemless succulent is most conspicuous for its leaves. It has relatively broad leaves from its Agave heritage. The leaves have a beautiful sky-blue hue, but they have reddish-purple speckles. The plant is relatively large and deer- and rabbit-resistant, so you can grow it as part of your hedge or as a centerpiece in a garden. Leaves have soft spines on the margins.
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