posted on May, 24 2011 @ 03:51 PM
OK, I got one, it is called a "Mangave". Most people have heard of an Agave before, a type of cactus-like succulent that grows a bloom spike
after many years and then dies, leaving "pups" to grow in place of itself. The most infamous would be the Giant Blue Agave which produces Tequila!
With the Mangave, it is suspected to be a crossing of two different plant species and it has even been considered as an actual tetraploid mutation
(meaning it is within a species and it spontaneously mutated). At any rate it is New and it has never existed before now.
The interesting thing about this Mangave versus other Agaves is that it can tolerate a very low temp of 9 degrees and it does not die after blooming,
yet delivers "pups" just the same. It can reach 5 ft tall and 5 ft in diameter. It is aptly named Mucho Mocha
I was fortunate to obtain three "pups" and I have a great planting bed set up for them in the future!