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Art & Sol™ Night Owl Mangave

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  • Full Sun (At Least 6 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
  • Mature Height 6 - 8 Inches
  • Mature Spread 16 - 18 Inches
  • Growing Zones 9 - 11
  • Use As A Thriller In Containers

Looking for an out-of-the-ordinary succulent to add some drama to your patio or deck for the summer? Mangave hybrid ‘Night Owl’ is a great choice that is not only structurally interesting but amazingly easy to grow indoors or out. Night Owl has moody dark leaves that are perfect for combining with other succulents and cacti, or within a specialty black plant collection alongside mondo grass, Colocasia, and dark-leaved Penstemon. 

Mangave is a cross between Agave and Manfreda plants and features the best qualities of both parents. One of its best traits is a reduction in the size of spikes along the leaf margins, making this succulent easier to repot or transplant in the garden. Although the Mangave Night Owl is a tender perennial in USDA zones 9a-11b, it thrives as a houseplant and enjoys summers outdoors. Deer and rabbits are not likely to give the thick leaves a second glance.  

Art & Sol™ Night Owl Mangave Care

Mangaves tolerate partial shade, although their colors show best in full sun locations. They tolerate most soil types as long as the drainage is excellent. Unlike other succulents, Mangave can tolerate more moisture in the soil. Rock gardens, slopes, and sandy soils are ideal; for containers, use a potting mix that has plenty of horticultural grit or perlite added for drainage.

Fertilize container plants once a month during the spring and summer. A diluted liquid feed for succulents and cacti helps to support a strong root system and good foliage color. Watering once a week typically is plenty for a mangave. Mulch with a dry material such as pea gravel, crushed oyster shell, and slate chippings to keep soil from splashing on the leaves. 

Mangave does not require pruning, deadheading, or pinching back to keep its compact shape. During the late summer and throughout the winter, older leaves around the outside of the plant may begin to brown and dry up. These can be removed with a sharp pair of plant snips as close to the base as possible. Bring potted Mangaves indoors when the overnight temperatures fall to 50 degrees F, and grow them in a south or southwest-facing window over the winter. Reduce watering to once every 10-14 days and stop fertilizing altogether. 

Art & Sol™ Night Owl Mangave Spacing

The overall size of the Mangave Night Owl is fairly compact at 8 inches tall and 18 inches wide. Choose a pot that is 2-3 inches larger than the root ball for repotting, gradually moving up to a 12-inch diameter as the plant matures. Space each Mangave 18 inches, center to center, when planting into the garden.

Art & Sol™ Night Owl Mangave Information

USDA Hardiness Zones: 9 - 11
Plant Type: Annuals
Light Exposure: Full Sun (At Least 6 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
Mature Height: 6 - 8 Inches
Mature Spread: 16 - 18 Inches
Spacing: 16 - 18 Inches
Habit: Mounded
Flower Color(s): None
Flower Description: Grown for foliage
Bloom Period: Grown for foliage
Foliage Type: Evergreen, Variegated
Foliage Color(s): Black
Foliage Description: Near-black Shades
Seasonal Interest: N/A
Watering: Average
Resists: Deer, Rabbit
Tolerates: Heat, Drought
Attracts: N/A
Container Role: Thriller
Uses: Containers
Features: Foliage Interest
Common Name: Art & Sol Night Owl Mangave
Other Name(s):
Scientific Name: Mangave hybrid 'Night Owl'

Container Sizes

Please Note: The pictures below are to give a general representation of the different container sizes. The actual size/ages of plants are estimates and will vary based on; type of plant, time of year, last pruning & many other factors.

4.5 Pot

4.5" Pot
 Also Known As:
   4.5" Container

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months
 Plant Size:
   ~ 3"-6"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.5"H x 3.75"W
   1.42 quarts

Quart Pot

Quart Pot
 Also Known As:

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months - 1 year
 Plant Size:
   ~ 4"-8"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.75"H x 4.5"W
   1.50 quarts

2.5 Quart

2.5 Quart
 Also Known As:
   2.5 Quart Pot

 Plant Age:
   ~ 1 - 2 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 8"-12"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 6.5"H x 6.5"W
   2.20-2.30 quarts

#1 Pot

#1 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #1 Container
    1 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 1 - 2 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 10"-14"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 7"H x 7.75"W
   2.26-3.73 quarts

#2 Pot

#2 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #2 Container
    2 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 3 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-18"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 9.5"H x 9.5"W
   1.19-1.76 gallons

#3 Pot

#3 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #3 Container
    3 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 2 - 4 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-30"
 Pot Size:
   ~9.5"H x 11"W
   2.32-2.76 gallons

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Winter to Early Spring

We ship only when it's warm enough to plant in your growing zone.
Sometimes plants aren't completely ready to sell and ship in early spring. We will wait until the plants are ready before shipping so you don't get a subpar product.
For Southern plants we will be able to ship much earlier than plants coming from our northern nursery.


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Standard Colors: 2-3 business days

Special Order Colors: 8 weeks - this is due to the planter being custom made with the color(s) of your choice

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