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F. longaeva (parmentieri) holds the record for the world's talleat flowering spike at about 40ft. In a good year produces quantities of bulbils which fall to the ground and are easily grown on.

Genus of 21 species of perennial succulents from desert-like areas of the West Indies, Central America and North and South America.

Further Reading....

  • Succulent - dense clusters of long, fleshy leaves in terminal or basal rosettes. Flowers on single spikes.
  • Full sun - do not allow to get too wet in winter.
  • Additional Features - Good to know - - use in a desert garden or specimen in warmer climates.
  • Pests & Diseases - scale insects, particularly under glass.
  • Place of origin - West Indies, the Americas.
  • Soil Conditions - Well drained, dry, poor to moderately fertile soil - - plenty of grit for good drainage - desert loving plant.
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FURCRAEA longaeva

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A rare yucca-like plant with pale bluish-green upright sword-like leaves. White flower spikes are produced on mature plants in summer and can reach 10-12 feet in height. Prefers full sun in a well drained location and protection from frost
£16.50 each
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