How to grow Furcraea foetida

Furcraea foetida growing succulent of the genus Furcraea also known as ‎Giant False Agave or American aloe, Furcraea foetida perennial evergreen plant, the plant dies after the bloom and the young plant grow instead and also used as ornamental drought tolerant plant, can grow in desert, subtropical, mediterranean, tropic or temperate climate and growing in hardiness zone 8+.

Leaves color green and the variegated verity green with yellow, the leaves are fleshy, leaves grow in rosettes structure, the leaf pointed like spear shape.

Furcraea foetida flower

Flower color green, the flowers grow in cluster on stalk.

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Requirements for Furcraea foetida growing and care:

Better frost free, but can survive frost

What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seed / Vegetative Reproduction

Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?

Difficulties or problems when growing:

Recommended planting season?
All year, (in cold climate better in the spring)

Pests and diseases:
Agave snout weevil, snails, slugs

Pruning season:
All year

How to prune a Furcraea foetida:
Dead leaves, dead mother plants and stalk

Size of the plant?
1-2m (3-6 feet) the leaves, and the stalk 4-7m (12-21 feet)

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Slow growing

Water requirement:
Small amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun / Half Shade

Is it possible to grow as houseplant?

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:

Blooming information

Bloom season:

General information about the flower
Green flowers, the flowers grow on stalk in cluster

Furcraea foetida

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