How to grow mangave:
Light: Mangave can tolerate partial shade, but the more sun they get, the more colorful their speckles will be. Protect from afternoon sun when temperatures exceed 85F. It is truly an outdoor plant but can tolerate short spells indoors on sunny sills and under grow lights if necessary.
Soil: Aim to use a gritty, well-draining cactus/succulent soil or amend your soil with 50% mineral grit e.g. coarse sand, perlite, or pumice. Mangave are not heavy feeders and can thrive even in lean, nutrient poor soil. If planting in containers, try to select pots with drainage holes.
Water: Mangave can handle a bit more regular watering without being at risk of rot, especially when they are establishing roots. If left dry too long, they can go dormant, so aim to water deeply when the soil is dry.
Hardiness: Most are hardy to Zone 8 or 9 and can tolerate only short, light frosts. Consult each cultivar’s Product Details for its specific hardiness. Potted Mangave can overwinter indoors near a sunny window or under a grow light