Mangave 'Moonglow': A gorgeous cultivar with a metallic sheen to it. This loose rosette of long, slender leaves has a silvery blue base tone marked by dark purple spots. More sun exposure will bring out more red and purple pigments. The leaves are flat and pointed, but far more gentle to the touch than a normal Agave. At maturity it has a low, open form and can reach 10.0" tall and 20.0" wide.
Mangave are a relatively new phenomenon: a cross between Manfreda and Agave. These rare cultivars are expertly hybridized by Hans Hansen of Walters Gardens to combine the best of both parents. Though the have a similar form to a typical Agave, they are marked with spots and flush brilliant purple and red tones when grown in bright sun. Additionally, they grow about twice as fast as Agave and are far less spiny to the touch.
This variety will tolerate a light frost, but it can also overwinter indoors on a sunny window sill or under a grow light. They thrive outdoors in partial to full sun with good drainage, i.e. gritty soil and containers with drainage holes. Mangave can tolerate a bit more shade and water than regular Agave, especially when they are establishing roots.