It is hard to know for sure but recently over the last 3 years or so, horticulturists have been creating a new hybrid group of plants called Mangaves. They are the result of an intergeneric cross between the genus Manfreda and the genus Agave – hence Mangave.Both plants are similar in appearance with the Manfreda being smaller, nearly or completely spineless and having very colorful leaves, and the Agaves being very robust and usually quite spiny. The results have created many varieties of nearly spineless plants with unusual coloration and leaf patterns. The care is similar to all succulents being a well draining soil and full to part sun. Water well but allow the soil to dry out between watering. Protect from frost to avoid scarring.