Praying Hands comes from the foliage’s appearance, like clasped hands in a prayer posture. This cultivar gets this appearance from Agave Ocahui, one of its parents. It also has some ornate patterns from the manfreda part of the family through Mangave ‘Bloodspot.’
|Scientific Name:||Mangave ’Praying Hand’.|
|Growth Season:||Spring to autumn.|
|Preferred Temperature:||15.5oC (60oF) give or take a few degrees. Winter is hardy to between -6.6 and – 3.8oC (20-25oF) if the temperature remains in that position for a short time.|
|Hardiness Zone:||USDA Zone 9-11.|
|Average Mature Height & Width:||It is about ten inches tall with a similar width.|
|Dormancy||Its growth slows down in winter.|
|Toxicity:||When ingested or touched, it is not toxic to humans or pets.|
Mangave Praying Hands Physical Characteristics
This evergreen plant has bold, evergreen leaves that curl upward. The leaves have a pointy end, and they have a lanceolate shape. Their habit, however, differs from many other plants in that the leaves curl upward, forming a closed rosette that is narrow at the bottom, wide in the middle, and tapering at the top. The margins of its leaves are reddish, giving the entire plant a flourish finish.
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