This plant has a light green hue hidden under a thick layer of whitish wax. On the leaf’s surface, below the wax, are blue-purple spots. The plant is known as silver fox due to its color, which looks like the color of North America’s silver fox.
|Scientific Name:||Mangave ‘Silver Fox’|
|Other Name:||Agave Silver Fox|
|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 grows and matures at an average of 1 foot wide and 2 feet wide.|
|Dormancy:||Its growth slows down in winter.|
|Toxicity:||When ingested or touched, it is not toxic to humans or pets.|
Mangave Silver Fox Physical Characteristics
Its foliage is its most outstanding feature, characterized by broad leaves with a unique silvery appearance. The dark foliage is a result of the purplish-blue spotting on the leaves. These leaves rise gently from near the stem and face down towards the end).
Also, the leaves are generally triangular, broad at the base. Also, the leaf’s edges form a perfect triangle. They are irregular on the edges and have spines on the margins. These leaves form rosettes around the stem, enhancing the plant’s appearance.
It is a monocarpic plant that releases a branched flowering stalk 8 feet long. It produces yellow flowers that produce seeds before the rosette dies. This rosette produces several basal offsets to replace it. They are ideal for use in propagation.
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