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FURCRAEA longaeva



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
Further Reading....

  • Good to know - F. parmentieri. Spectacular when in flower.
  • Pests & Diseases - scale insects, particularly under glass.
  • Place of Origin - Mexico
  • Height - flower spikes can reach 3-4m (10-12ft)
  • Evergreen
  • Medium shrub - Typically grow to around 4-6 feet in height
  • Succulent
  • Half hardy - unheated greenhouse / mild winter - Hardy in coastal and relatively mild parts of the UK except in severe winters and a risk from sudden (early) frosts. May be hardy elsewhere with wall shelter or good micro-climate. Likely to be damaged or killed in cold winters. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -5°C (23°F)
  • Well drained, dry, poor to moderately fertile soil - plenty of grit for good drainage - desert loving plant.
  • Full sun - do not allow to get too wet in winter.
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Furcraea Growing Guide

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