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Mangave 'Praying Hands' PPAF
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Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Succulent
Family: Agavaceae (now Asparagaceae)
Origin: Mexico (North America)
Evergreen: Yes
Bloomtime: Infrequent
Parentage: [Mangave 'Bloodspot x Agave ocahuii]
Height: <1 foot
Width: <1 foot
Exposure: Full Sun
Summer Dry: Yes
Irrigation (H2O Info): Low Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 20-25° F
Mangave 'Praying Hands' PPAF – A unique 10 inch tall and wide succulent with dark green leaves that stay curled upward in a tight rosette much like an artichoke with the reddish brown terminal spines nearly coming together at the top. Plant in full to half day sun in a well-drained soil and give occasional to regular irrigation. Should prove hardy to at least 25° F. This plant is a 2021 introduction in the Walters Gardens MAD ABOUT MANGAVE® Collection of plants. It is reportedly a hybrid between Mangave 'Bloodspot (itself a presumed hybrid between (Agave macroacantha x Manfreda maculosa) and Agave ocahuii that was created by Hans Hansen at Walters Gardens in Zeeland Michigan. Walters Gardens says of 'Praying Hands': " A brand new and totally different look than what you've seen in Mangave so far!" This is the slowest growing of the Mangave hybrids and all of our initial 2022 crop of this interesting plant was shipped to international buyers before they even filled out the pots. We eagerly await another shipment of this variety from Walters so we can begin selling it again. The picture on this page courtesy of Walters GardensInformation displayed on this page about  Mangave 'Praying Hands' PPAF is based on the research conducted about it in our library and from reliable online resources. We also note those observations we have made of this plant as it grows in the nursery's garden and in other gardens, as well how crops have performed in our nursery field. We will incorporate comments we receive from others, and welcome to hear from anyone who may have additional information, particularly if they share any cultural information that would aid others in growing it.