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The Mangave 'Man of Steel' is a striking and unique succulent hybrid known for its rugged appearance and architectural form. This special plant, a cross between Agave macroacantha and Manfreda maculosa, combines the best traits of both parent plants to create a stunning specimen that stands out in any garden or collection.

 

What makes 'Man of Steel' so special is its captivating aesthetic and the sense of drama it brings to landscapes and container gardens. The succulent's rosettes of thick, spiky leaves are a steel-blue color with prominent reddish-brown margins, giving it a bold and dynamic appearance. Its robust growth habit and impressive size make it a commanding presence in any setting.

 

While 'Man of Steel' is not necessarily rare in cultivation, it is valued for its striking appearance and the unique characteristics it inherits from its parent plants. Its relatively slow growth rate and specialized care requirements contribute to its status as a prized treasure for succulent enthusiasts and collectors.

 

Caring for 'Man of Steel' requires attention to its specific needs to ensure its health and vibrancy. Here are some suggested care instructions:

 

Light: Provide full to partial sunlight for 'Man of Steel', placing it in a location where it receives direct sunlight for several hours each day. A sunny windowsill or a spot outdoors with full sunlight exposure is ideal.

 

Temperature: 'Man of Steel' prefers moderate temperatures, ideally between 65°F to 85°F (18°C to 29°C). Protect it from extreme heat or cold, as this can cause stress to the plant.

 

Soil: Plant 'Man of Steel' in well-draining soil formulated specifically for succulents or cacti. A mixture of sandy soil with perlite or gravel helps ensure proper drainage and prevents waterlogging.

 

Watering: Allow the soil to dry out completely between waterings, then water thoroughly, ensuring excess water drains away. During the active growing season in spring and summer, water sparingly, but reduce watering during the dormant period in fall and winter.

 

Fertilization: Feed the plant with a balanced, liquid fertilizer diluted to half strength every four to six weeks during the growing season. Avoid overfertilizing, as this can lead to weak growth or root damage.

 

Potting: 'Man of Steel' can be grown in containers or planted directly in the ground. If growing in a container, choose a pot with drainage holes to prevent water accumulation at the roots.

 

With proper care and attention, 'Man of Steel' will thrive and continue to impress with its bold and rugged beauty, serving as a striking centerpiece in any plant collection and a resilient addition to gardens and landscapes.

Mangave - Man of steel

$45.00Price
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