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Furcraea longaeva (Giant furcraea)

Intermediate
skill rating
2 hours care
per year
3m
Max height
3m
Max spread
10-20 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Furcraea longaeva

Other names

Giant furcraea

Genus

Furcraea Furcraea

Species

F. longaeva - F. longaeva is a rosette-forming perennial succulent with sword-shaped, grey- to blue-green leaves and an extremely large spike of pendent branches bearing pale green to white flowers in summer.


Furcraea longaeva is: Evergreen

Habit

Rosette

Flower

Pale-green, White in Summer

Foliage

Blue-green, Grey-green in All seasons

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Scale insects Scale insects

Diseases

Vulnerable to chlorosis resulting from magnesium deficiency.

General care

Propagation methods

Offsets


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Where to grow

Furcraea longaeva (Giant furcraea) will reach a height of 3m and a spread of 3m after 10-20 years.

Suggested uses

Architectural, Conservatory, Containers, Drought Tolerant, Flower Arranging, Indoor, Low Maintenance, Mediterranean, Sub-Tropical

Cultivation

Grow in poor to moderately fertile, sharply-drained soil in full sun. Avoid winter wet. Under glass, grow in cactus compost in full light. In growth, water moderately and feed monthly; sparingly in autumn and winter.

Soil type

Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

South, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Indoor heated (H1), Tender in frost (H3)

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Botanical name

Furcraea longaeva

Other names

Giant furcraea

Genus

Furcraea Furcraea

Species

F. longaeva - F. longaeva is a rosette-forming perennial succulent with sword-shaped, grey- to blue-green leaves and an extremely large spike of pendent branches bearing pale green to white flowers in summer.

Native to

Mexico

Foliage

Evergreen

Habit

Rosette


Colour

Flower

Pale-green, White in Summer

Foliage

Blue-green, Grey-green in All seasons


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Scale insects

Diseases

Vulnerable to chlorosis resulting from magnesium deficiency.

General care

Propagation methods

Offsets


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Furcraea longaeva (Giant furcraea) will reach a height of 3m and a spread of 3m after 10-20 years.

Suggested uses

Architectural, Conservatory, Containers, Drought Tolerant, Flower Arranging, Indoor, Low Maintenance, Mediterranean, Sub-Tropical

Cultivation

Grow in poor to moderately fertile, sharply-drained soil in full sun. Avoid winter wet. Under glass, grow in cactus compost in full light. In growth, water moderately and feed monthly; sparingly in autumn and winter.

Soil type

Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

South, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Indoor heated (H1), Tender in frost (H3)

USDA zones

Zone 11, Zone 10, Zone 9, Zone 8

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