San Marcos Growers LogoSan Marcos Growers
New User
Wholesale Login
Enter Password
Home Products Purchase Gardens About Us Resources Contact Us
Nursery Closure
Search Utilities
Plant Database
Search Plant Name
Detail Search Avanced Search Go Button
Search by size, origins,
details, cultural needs
Website Search Search Website GO button
Search for any word
Site Map
Retail Locator
Plant Listings



Natives at San Marcos Growers
Succulents at San Marcos Growers
 Weather Station

Products > Mangave 'Night Owl' PPAF
Mangave 'Night Owl' PPAF - Night Owl Mangave
Image of Mangave 'Night Owl' PPAF
Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Succulent
Family: Agavaceae (now Asparagaceae)
Origin: Mexico (North America)
Evergreen: Yes
Red/Purple Foliage: Yes
Bloomtime: Infrequent
Height: 1 foot
Width: 2-3 feet
Exposure: Full Sun
Summer Dry: Yes
Deer Tolerant: Yes
Irrigation (H2O Info): Low Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 20-25° F
x Mangave 'Night Owl' PPAF (Night Owl Mangave) - A dramatically dark-leafed rosette forming succulent with solitary very symmetrical rosettes up to 1 foot tall by almost 2 feet wide. The broad arching recurved leaves undulate to show off the interesting toothed margins and are a glaucus gray color so heavily covered with dark purple spots that the leaves appear nearly black - this is the darkest of the Mangave hybrids to date. Plant in full to half day sun in a well-drained soil and give occasional to regular irrigation. This plant is noted to have a very similar habit to the very attractive Mangave 'Silver Fox' but with near black leaves. It is a 2020 introduction in the Walters Gardens MAD ABOUT MANGAVEŽ Collection of plants that we first received in July 2020 and is a hybrid created by Hans Hansen at Walters Gardens in Zeeland Michigan that involved Agave macroacantha, A. gypsophila ssp. pablocarilloi and a couple of Manfreda species. Walters Gardens says of 'Night Owl': "Lovely architectural form and symmetry - one of the darkest leaf varieties to date." The picture on this page courtesy of Walters GardensThe information about Mangave 'Night Owl' PPAF displayed on this page is based on research conducted in our nursery library and from online sources we consider reliable. We will also relate those observations made of this plant as it grows in our nursery gardens and in other gardens that we have visited, as well how the crops have performed in containers in our nursery field. We will also incorporate comments we receive from others and welcome hearing from anyone who has additional information, particularly when they share cultural information that would aid others in growing it.