Mangave ‘Lavender Lady’

(Lavender Lady Mangave)


Hardiness Zones:

 10a  10b  8a  8b  9a  9b

Quick Overview:

‘Lavender Lady’ is a unique, feminine beauty whose solitary rosette habit and smoky purple coloration make it look very similar to an Echeveria. In direct sunlight, smoky purple leaves are formed at the top of the rosette and have subdued burgundy purple dots. As the rosette ages, the ovate leaves lighten to green, forming a two-tone effect. Each 1½” wide leaf has a cinnamon brown terminal spine. The margins are lined with tiny white spines; running your fingers along them feels like a comb, as they are fairly benign.  Mangave can experience burns if subjected to full sun, drought, and high heat all at once. By watering early in the morning and hitting the soil rather than the leaves, you can avoid the burns that can result from water droplets collecting on the leaves and magnifying afternoon sun.


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

Additional information

Common Name

Lavender Lady Mangave

Botanical Name

Mangave 'Lavender Lady'


1 Quart

Evergreen or Deciduous


Hardiness Zone

10a, 10b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b

Growth Rate


Light Requirements

sun to part sun





Soil Condition

Well-drained to dry

Water Needs

Drought tolerant



Foliage Color


Deer Resistant


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