The Feminine Beauty Of Mangave ‘Lavender Lady’

Mangave Lavender Lady Image

It is a solitary evergreen plant with highly symmetrical leaves. The plant is a cross between Mangave ‘Bloodspot’ and Agave Attenuata. Bloodspot is a cross between Agave Macroacantha and Manfreda Maculosa.

Family:Agavaceae/Asparagaceae
Genus:Mangave
Scientific Name:Mangave ’Lavender Lady’
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. Also, it survives longer if it is a dry winter.
Hardiness Zone:USDA Zone 9-11
Average Mature Height & Width:It grows to about one foot high and one to two feet wide.
Dormancy:Its growth slows down in winter.
Toxicity:When ingested or touched, it is not toxic to humans or pets.
Mangave Lavender Lady Summary

Mangave Lavender Lady Physical Characteristics

The leaves are elegant and feminine. The name ‘Lavender Lady’ is quite fitting. These leaves form a well-organized rosette. Its leaves are dark green and covered with some white powder. This plant has dense foliage, with as many as 60 flattened leaves. The leaves are fleshy, an average of 7 inches and two inches wide at the widest point. Their margins have brown spines.

It produces a raceme that is long and bent, and it flowers copiously producing yellow flowers.

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Mangave Lavender Lady Care

Watering is one of the most crucial care practices.  You should water the plant sparingly to prevent waterlogging, as this makes it vulnerable to root rot. However, watering should be more frequent in the warmer seasons, from spring to autumn. This is because these are the plant’s active seasons, and the warmth will cause moisture in the substrate to evaporate faster.

The substrate you grow should have high gravel content or pumice to facilitate drainage. Well-draining soil and a pot with drainage holes reduce the possibility of overwatering since it won’t retain water. Use the soak and dry watering method to water it. It is the easiest way to avoid root rot.

Feed it with a dilute, slow-release, liquid fertilizer three times a year. The feeding is best done at the beginning of spring because the plant will utilize the fertilizer well throughout the growing season. The fertilizer should be rich in nitrogen.

 Keeping it under low light reduces its leaves’ darkness, slows growth, and makes the plant leggy while reducing rosette density. Move it to a shade if the sun isn’t scorching.

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Mangave Lavender Lady Growth

 Many plants in this genus are monocarpic, a habit inherited from the agave side of the plant’s parentage. In some instances, they produce offsets after flowering. Check to see if your plant produces them and uses them for propagation. Alternatively, you can use leaf cuttings or plant division.

It rarely needs pruning, but you should remove any dead or drooping leaves at the base of the plant to keep it neat. As a fast-growing plant, it will likely outgrow its pot a few times in its lifetime. Repot it when it doubles in size. It can be attacked by some pests such as mealybugs, thrips, eriophyid mites, and scale. Control them using organic systemic or contact pesticides. However, keeping the plant healthy is the best defense against these pests.

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