Mangave ‘Mad about Mangave®’

Pineapple Express

A revolution in plant breeding! As an intergeneric hybrid, Mangave has the best of both parents: Agave’s durability and grand, architectural shapes, Manfreda’s unique colors and markings. The softer spines also come from Manfreda, making Mangave easy to handle. The Mad about Mangave® varieties are fast growers. Mangave likes a spot in full sun; this is where the colors and distinctive leaf markings come out best. The Mad about Mangave® are beautiful as a solitary in a pot or container, but also perfect for a mixed container with other succulents.

‘Pineapple Express’ has a refined, spiky habit reminiscent of the top of a pineapple. The dark green leaves are long and slender, with pronounced burgundy-order spots. The spots are more pronounced in full sun. A waxy coating gives the leaves a mint green sheen. The leaves are tightly packed to form a spiny rosette. Small spines line the edges and a very sharp, cinnamon-colored spine on the tip completes the spiky look.


For all assessed Mangave, see above – ‘Pineapple express’ has attractive colour patterns in its foliage. Somewhat finer in plant structure than the other two assessed varieties.

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"Bringing people, plants and ideas together". With this slogan, Reinier van Rijssen founded the company Plantipp more than seventeen years ago with the aim of representing and supporting breeders in royalty management, license management and label management when introducing new varieties. Meanwhile, son Peter and daughter Kim are also involved in the company and together they represent many breeders worldwide who are good for more than 250 types of floricultural products. The Plantipp team travels all over the world and is thus in direct contact with their agents abroad. This enables them to also monitor the hundreds of species that are being tested all over the world, keep a finger on the pulse and keep an eye on developments.