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....
  • Evergreen
  • White
  • Height
    2-8m (6½-26ft)
  • Spread
    2m (6½ft)
  • Medium shrub
    Typically grow to around 4-6 feet in height
  • Succulent
    Perennial succulent with emergent stems to 5m (16ft) long bearing rosettes to 3m (10ft) across of stiff, lance-shaped, pointed leaves to 70cm (28in) long with many small marginal teeth. Pyramid-shaped panicles to 5m (16ft) long of drooping branches carry groups of 2-4 flowers 4cm (1½in) long. Numerous bulbils are also produced.
  • Tender - cool or frost free greenhouse
    Tolerant of low temperatures, but not surviving being frozen. Except in frost-free inner-city areas or coastal extremities requires glasshouse conditions. Plant can withstand temperatures down to 1°C (34°F)
    Under glass use standard cactus compost in full light with low humidity
  • Full sun
    Do not allow to get too wet in winter.

FURCRAEA longaeva

 

 

  • Additional Features
    Good to know
    F. parmentieri. Spectacular when in flower.
    Pests & Diseases
    Scale insects, particularly under glass.
    Place of origin
    Mexico
  • Flower Shape
    Bell/Lantern
    Broadly bell-shaped
    Panicles
  • Hardiness
    Half hardy (down to 0)
  • Leaf margin
    Denticulate
    (see photos above)
  • Leaf shape
    Lanceolate
    (see photos above)
  • Seasonal Interest
    Autumn
    Spring
    Summer
    Winter
  • Soil Conditions
    Well drained, dry, poor to moderately fertile soil
    Plenty of grit for good drainage - desert loving plant.
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Furcraea Growing Guide
2-8m (6½-26ft)
Medium Shrub - guide for size not form Average Person
  2m (6½ft)
 

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