This is a compact plant in the Mangave genus. It is tender evergreen lanceolate leaves with soft teeth on the margin; they are blue-green. The name inkblot is due to the disorganized smudges of blood-red spots on the leaves. The leaves are grooved so that the white spines on the margin face upwards.
|Scientific Name:||Mangave Inkblots.|
|Growth Season:||Spring to autumn.|
|Preferred Temperature:||15.5oC (60oF), give or take a few degrees. Winter is hardy to between -6.6oC and – 3.8oC (20oF-25oF) if the temperature remains in that position for a short time.|
|Hardiness Zone:||USDA Zone 9-11.|
|Average Mature Height & Width:||It rises to 6 to 8 inches with an average spread of 18-22 inches.|
|Dormancy:||Its growth slows down in winter.|
|Toxicity:||When ingested or touched, it is not toxic to humans or pets.|
Mangave Inkblot Physical Characteristics
Its leaves sometimes have wavy margins but are not as pronounced as the silver fox or night owl. Leaf color and the color of the ‘inkblots’ on the surface darken with exposure to the sun.
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