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Furcraea foetida 'Mediopicta' (Mauritius Hemp)

Mauritius Hemp, Giant Cabuya, Green Aloe, Furcraea gigantea 'Variegata', Giant False Agave, Variegated Malagache Aloe


Grown for its terrific variegated foliage, Furcraea foetida 'Mediopicta' is an evergreen succulent perennial which forms a fountain of upright, long, sword-shaped leaves with slightly wavy margins, resembling undulating ribbons. Soft and not serrated, the luminous green leaves are adorned with a broad, decorative creamy-yellow stripe along their center. Usually stemless, this plant produces strongly scented, greenish to creamy-white flowers atop a 25 ft. spike (6m) that is attractive to bees. They open in succession over several weeks. This plant is monocarpic and dies after flowering. While it does not offset and form pups, it produces abundant plantlets along the bloom spike that you may want to replant in order to ensure a continuing presence of this beauty in the garden. Furcraea foetida 'Mediopicta' brings an exotic look to the landscape and makes a dramatic focal point in sunny borders or decorative containers.

  • Grows up to 4-5 ft. tall (120-150 cm) and 6-8 ft. wide (120-180 cm).
  • Easily grown in rich, well-drained soils in filtered light. Needs protection from scorching sun, frost or wind. Irrigate little. Heat, humidity and drought tolerant.
  • Great for beds and borders, city gardens, rock gardens, succulent gardens or Mediterranean gardens. Ideal as an accent plant in sunny borders or in decorative containers.
  • Deer resistant
  • Native to the Caribbean and northern South America

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Requirements

Hardiness 9 – 11
Heat Zones 10 – 12
Climate Zones 13, 16, 17, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, H1, H2
Plant Type Cactus - Succulents
Exposure Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Early,Mid,Late)
Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Winter
Height 4' – 5' (120cm – 150cm)
Spread 6' – 8' (180cm – 240cm)
Spacing 96" (240cm)
Water Needs Low
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy, Evergreen
Tolerance Deer, Drought, Rabbit
Attracts Birds, Hummingbirds
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Patio and Containers
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Gravel and Rock Garden, Informal and Cottage, Mediterranean Garden

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While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please keep in mind that height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. The description of these plants has been written based on numerous outside resources.


Requirements

Hardiness 9 – 11
Heat Zones 10 – 12
Climate Zones 13, 16, 17, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, H1, H2
Plant Type Cactus - Succulents
Exposure Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Early,Mid,Late)
Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Winter
Height 4' – 5' (120cm – 150cm)
Spread 6' – 8' (180cm – 240cm)
Spacing 96" (240cm)
Water Needs Low
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy, Evergreen
Tolerance Deer, Drought, Rabbit
Attracts Birds, Hummingbirds
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Patio and Containers
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Gravel and Rock Garden, Informal and Cottage, Mediterranean Garden

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