Mangaves are a brand new Hybrid. They are a cross between Agave and Manfreda. This gives you the best of both worlds. The structure that the agave give, but interesting colors and textures and a faster growth rate of the Manfreda. Also the Magave is not as spiney as the agave which makes handling the plant a lot easier. Mangaves love a sunny, hot dry spot. You can use them in containers, in planters or as a houseplant. They need 6 hours of sunlight and little water.