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Furcraea foetida/Mauritius Hemp

Furcraea foetida / Furcraea foetida
Strap-shaped leaves
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Strap-shaped leaves

Clump of yucca-like foliage

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Scientific Name: Furcraea foetida
Common Name: Mauritius Hemp
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 7, 8, 9 Determine Your Zone
Height: 1-2 feet
Spread: 2 -3 feet
Bloom time: Spring
Flower color: White
Light Exposure: Sun
Drainage: Well drained
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
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Comments: This member of the agave (century plant) family produces a rosette of stiff, yucca-like leaves that have prickles along the margins, especially toward the base of the leaves. It makes a nice specimen plant in dry, sunny landscapes and has naturalized in Hawaii. The tall yucca-like flower stalks produce flowers followed by bulbils from which new plants arise when planted.