Being called ‘bad hair day’ doesn’t mean the plant is unattractive. It has many narrow, strap-like leaves. The leaves are lime green, with light spotting towards the tip. The leaves droop like an unruly shock of hair falling around a head.
|Scientific Name:||Mangave ’Bad Hair Day’.|
|Growth Season:||Spring to autumn.|
|Preferred Temperature:||15.5oC (60oF) give or take a few degrees. Winter is hardy to -12oC (10oF) if the temperature remains in that position for a short time and the plant is kept dry.|
|Hardiness Zone:||USDA Zone 9-11.|
|Average Mature Height & Width:||It rises to a height of between 8 and 10 inches and spreads to 18 to 20 inches.|
|Dormancy:||Its growth slows down in winter.|
|Toxicity:||When ingested or touched, it is not toxic to humans or pets.|
Mangave Bad Hair Day Physical Characteristics
Its leaves are smooth and soft. It is ideal for growing in face containers due to the bad hair vibe it gives. Like many in this genus, the bad hair day is monocarpic. It lives for a while, flowers once, and then dies. It may produce offsets to continue with the lineage.
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