Plant Care Mangave 'Pineapple Express'

Mangave 'Pineapple Express'

Taxonomy

Mangave 'Pineapple Express'
Mangave
Asparagaceae
Asparagales

How to care for Mangave 'Pineapple Express'

Water

How often to water your Mangave 'Pineapple Express'

Water needs for Mangave 'Pineapple Express'
0.5 cups
every 12

Mangave 'Pineapple Express' needs 0.5 cups of water every 12 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot located in San Francisco, California.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Calculate water needs of Mangave 'Pineapple Express'

Water 0.5 cups every
12

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
Light

Check the growing potential in your area

A plant's growing potential is determined from its location, the time of year, and current local weather.

Plant care guide for Mangave 'Pineapple Express' in San Francisco, California

San Francisco, California

49% Low

Growing Mangave 'Pineapple Express' in San Francisco right now

Light needs for plant Mangave 'Pineapple Express' in San Francisco, California

Plant growth potential is currently low 📉

December 4th, 2021

Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in San Francisco is currently low 📉.

The availability of high quality sunlight in your home impacts ability for plants to thrive and is key in det…

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Light needs for plant Mangave 'Pineapple Express' in San Francisco, California

Sunlight intensity will decrease by 23.6% ☀️

December 5th, 2021

San Francisco is trending towards lower sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in San Francisco is expected to decrease by 23.6% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 8.3 megajoules of energy…

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Light needs for plant Mangave 'Pineapple Express' in San Francisco, California

Daylight will decrease by 0.9 hours 📉

December 5th, 2021

This month, San Francisco is getting an average of 9.7 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will decrease by 8.6% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 9.4 total hours of…

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Finding light for Mangave 'Pineapple Express' in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Mangave 'Pineapple Express': 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Mangave 'Pineapple Express' love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to ensure it receives enough light to survive during this time of reduced sunlight intensity in San Francisco, California ⛅.

Mangave 'Pineapple Express' does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Nutrients

How to fertilize Mangave 'Pineapple Express'

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Mangave 'Pineapple Express': repot after 2X growth

Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.

By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.

To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Mangave 'Pineapple Express' after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

When to repot Mangave 'Pineapple Express'

Nutrient needs for plant Mangave 'Pineapple Express' in San Francisco, California

Is this a good time of year to repot? No ⏳

December 5th, 2021

The growing potential in San Francisco is low 📉.

Repotting in late fall or winter when the day lengths are shorter can be very stressful for a plant and cause it to go into shock.

It's best to…

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Care Summary for Mangave 'Pineapple Express'

Mangave 'Pineapple Express'

Mangave 'Pineapple Express'


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 12 days

Placement

< 1ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

Based on your location in San Francisco, California, the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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