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Furcraea foetida

Botanical Name: Common Names:
Furcraea foetida Mauritius Hemp, Succulent,

Native: Foliage Type:
No Evergreen

Plant Type: Plant Habit:
Grasses, Strappy & Tufting, Succulents & Cacti Upright, Upright Narrow, V-Shaped

Large succulent shrub that has upright sword-like green foliage. Tall greenish-white flower can show during Spring or Summer. Grows approx. 2m tall x 1m wide. Makes a fantastic feature plant.

Mature Height: Mature Width:
2-4m 1-2m

Position: Soil Type:
Full Sun, Semi Shade Loam, Sandy, Well Drained

Landscape Use(s)
Balcony / Roof, Borders / Shrubbery, Coastal Garden, Courtyard, Feature, Foliage Feature / Colour, Fragrant Garden, Low Water Garden, Mass Planting, Tropical Garden, Container / Pot

Pests & Diseases: Generally trouble free

Cultural Notes: Plant 1m apart. Prefers a well drained soil in a full sun to part-shade position. Feed with slow release fertiliser. Do not overwater.

Plant Care
Annual slow release fertiliser, Keep moist during dry periods, Mulch well

Family Name: Origin:
Asparagaceae SouthAmerica

Foliage Colour: Green
Flower Colour: Cream, Green, White
Flower Fragrant: No
Flowering Season: Spring, Summer
Fruit: No

Requirements Tolerances
Growth Rate: Moderate
Maintenance Level: Low
Water Usage: Low
Drought: High
Frost: Tender
Wind: High