"Don't you find it a little odd we have fire Mandragora? I mean, it's essentially a plant. Fire and plants aren't exactly on the best of terms, you know."
-Quote from "The Crazy World of Astromons," season 12 episode 4
A Mandrake with a fiery aura is known by to humans as "red ginseng" due to its coloration. The origin of this name is said to be one of the eastern provinces and was adopted by certain Astromon researchers at a later date. Incidentally, a Mandrake with a watery aura is commonly called "panax ginseng."
An excerpt from "Theories on Ecological Exchange Vol. 316" by the Astromon Academy:
"And here we encounter another issue. Several Astromons exist whose evolved form is humanoid, whereas their initial form is not. This is something even the casual Astromon enthusiast should bear in mind, and is a constant source of debate in academic circles."
"Most water elemental Astromons are aquatic or semi-aquatic, and among them, Mandragora in particular is strongly dependent on an abundant water source. That's why you absolutely cannot do without the latest portable hydro-mistifier! Don't get hung out to dry. hydrate your Mandragora today!"
-Quote from a popular commercial for Astrocare Ltd.
You can always tell when a water Mandrake is fully saturated because she leaves footprints wherever she walks. Not recommended for masters who like to keep their houses clean and tidy.
"The secret to my soft complexion? Why, I moisturize often and drink plenty of water of course!"
-Excerpt from "The Moonflower's Deceit 3"
Belying her quiet exterior, Mandragora is actually a nervous wreck. Her hobby involves going to deserted fields and burying herself in dirt from the neck down so only her head is visible. Then she just waits. Whenever she feels a little distressed, Mandragora lets out a piercing scream, much to the annoyance of the local farmers.
If Mandragora is allowed to evolved into Mandrake, she will begin to store up nutrients and swell into a cute, chubby little root if left alone. Mandrake waits in anticipation for the day her flower can bloom fully.
Now in her final evolutionary form, and with remnants of her previous forms all but disappeared, Moonflower takes on human form, a shape she is said to be rather fond of. Not only is her appearance different, she has also matured a great deal and hardly, if ever, screams at all.
Compared to other types, light Mandragora is extremely docile, and unless subjected to extreme distress, she almost never lets out a wail. A word of caution: If Mandragora is given even a single drop of liquid astrodine, then a high-pitch scream is guaranteed.
This Astromon loves both sunlight and moonlight in equal measures. Mandrake strolls about to absorb as much light as she can, but sometimes dozes off on the ground when sunbathing.
"Master! Hello, hello, hello, hello! I just wanted to say hello! But you know what's really weird? All I have to do is think something, and the words come right out of my mouth! What's the secret to growing up? If you ask me, I'd say it was photosynthesis!"
-Excerpt from "My Life as a Moonflower" by Othnielia Greep
Mandragora shows a special fondness for quiet places enveloped in powerful auras of darkness, but finding such locations is no simple task. She is well known for favoring the high branches of tall trees where the moonlight is at its brightest.
In order to evolve into Mandrake, Mandragora must have been exposed to a certain amount of moonlight. As such, you are most likely to find a Mandrake in places where the light of the moon is most concentrated.
"I hate it when the clouds block out the moon. Could you take me somewhere a little brighter, Master? Above the clouds themselves, perhaps. What do you mean 'that's impossible'?"
-Quote from "The Crazy World of Astromons," season 6 episode 2