Sun: Full sun to light shade
Water: Typical water needs for a succulent
Temperature: Zone 8a from 10° F to 15° F (-12.2 ° C to -9.4° C) to Zone 10b from 35° F to 40° F (1.7° C to 4.4° C)
Winter Survival: Cold hardy
Propagation: leaves, cuttings, seeds
Flower: In the Spring
Flower Type: white
Toxic: Generally non-toxic to humans and animals
Space Requirement: Outdoors
Common Problems: pests
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Basc Care for Mangave ‘Macho Mocha’
Regular watering period should be every 2 weeks
You can water your succulent more than often in extreme conditions but make sure that the soil is completely dry before watering your succulent again.
Only feed this succulent during its active growing seasons which means winter. Use the right fertilizer applied in the right amounts. Applying half-strength balanced fertilizer every month or so is recommended for optimal results.
Do not fertilize during winter as the plant is dormant.
Sun & Location Requirements for "Mangave ‘Macho Mocha’"
Mangave ‘Macho Mocha’ thrives in full sun to light shade. This means that it should be exposed to direct sunlight for most of the day for optimal growth and health. Make sure your succulent is placed in a spot where it will receive no more than 5 hours of shade each day.
Mangave ‘Macho Mocha’ is known for its cold hardiness and ability to survive in frigid winter temperatures. This succulent's thick leaves and stems help it retain moisture, aiding it in surviving freezing temperatures. Additionally, the succulent's attractive foliage offers a festive touch to any garden in cold climates. With its ability to survive down to 0°F, Mangave ‘Macho Mocha’ is an excellent choice for areas with frosty winters.
Mangave ‘Macho Mocha’ also benefits from some indirect light throughout the day as well, so make sure you give it enough space to soak up light without becoming too exposed to heat.
Propagating succulents with leaves is a satisfying way to obtain new plants. Start by cutting some healthy leaves from the mother plant, then place them on top of potting mix and water regularly. In time you'll have vibrant succulents that you grew yourself!
Growing Mangave ‘Macho Mocha’ from seeds is an easy and economical way to produce more plants. Identify a healthy seed by its plumpness, dark color and slightly sticky texture. Once the potting mix has been pre-mixed with well-draining soil, sow the seeds evenly and press lightly into the surface. To ensure germination, keep the container in bright but indirect light and mist the soil gently with a spray bottle.
Mangave ‘Macho Mocha’ is generally non-toxic to humans and animals. However, it is important to be aware that certain parts of the plant may contain toxins which can cause mild skin irritation. It is advised that you keep the plants away from small children or pets, as they may unknowingly ingest them and suffer ill effects.
Pests and Diseases
Mangave ‘Macho Mocha’ can be affected common pests and diseases like most of the other succulents such as Snout weevil.
If you do spot any of pest signs, you can treat your succulent using below methods.
- Snout weevil: apply the systemic insecticide two or three times a year.
Besides that, to prevent serious health issues from happening, keep your succulent in a well-ventilated area and check it regularly for any signs of pests or health problems.