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Manfreda Maculosa

Manfreda Maculosa

Regular price $31.90 USD
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Plant Type: Succulents
Plant Height: 6-12 inches
Spread: 1-2 feet
Flower Color: greenish-white or yellowish
Sun Exposure: Full Sun, Partial Shade


Manfreda maculosa, commonly known as the Texas Tuberose or Spotted Manfreda, is a distinctive perennial succulent native to the southern United States and Mexico. This plant is particularly noted for its rosette of slender, lance-shaped leaves, which typically grow about 6 to 12 inches in height and spread out to 1 to 2 feet.

The leaves of Manfreda maculosa are unique, featuring a greenish-gray color with intriguing purple or brown spots, giving it a speckled appearance. This spotting varies from plant to plant, making each specimen unique. The leaves are somewhat wavy and have a slightly rough texture.

Manfreda maculosa thrives in well-drained soil and is suitable for xeriscaping, rock gardens, and as a border plant in drought-tolerant landscapes. It can also be grown in containers, where its intriguing foliage can be showcased. This plant prefers full sun to partial shade, with the leaf coloration often becoming more pronounced in brighter light.

One of the most striking features of Manfreda maculosa is its flowering stalk, which can shoot up to 4 to 6 feet (1.2 to 1.8 meters) tall. The flowers are tubular, greenish-white or yellowish with a purplish tinge, and bloom in the summer. These blooms are not only visually appealing but also attract pollinators like bees and hummingbirds.

Manfreda maculosa is a low-maintenance plant, requiring minimal care once established. It's drought-tolerant and should be watered sparingly, making it an excellent choice for gardeners seeking plants with low water needs. Its unique foliage and striking blooms make it a fascinating addition to any garden, adding texture and a touch of the exotic to the landscape.

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