The Lovely Plants

Blood Spots

Today, I am sharing one of my favorite Agave plants, Agave x Manfreda.

The plants is remarkable because of dark red spots on its delicate leaves. The plant makes a compact rosette (usually 12″ in height and 12″ to 20″ in width). The grey-green leaves have red margins and are usually fragile. It is suitable for container gardening, requires regular maintenance and survives cold spells, if protected from frost. In summer, it can be grown under bright and filtered sunlight with moderate watering.

Agave x Manfreda is believed to be a hybrid of Agave Macroacantha with Manfreda Maculosa that is why it is listed as Mangave Bloodspots.