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Furcraea foetida

Mauritius hemp

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Features

  • Height2m to 2.5m
  • Growth HabitLarge-leaved
  • Flower ColourGreen centred white

Description

Furcraea foetida (Mauritius hemp). This giant species is the largest of the genus. It has a rosette of broad, sword-shaped, green leaves that may bear a few spines at the base. In summer fragrant, bell-shaped, green flowers with white centres are produced on a stem up to 2.5m high. Needs good ventilation and bright light.

Characteristics

Perennial, Fragrant

Other common names

Green aloe

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFrost tender (min 5°C)
  • SoilWell drained

Propagation

Propagate from seed in spring or by division.

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