False Agave

Furcraea foetida 'Mediopicta'

False Agave  - Furcraea foetida 'Mediopicta'

False Agave

Furcraea foetida 'Mediopicta'

Furcraea foetida 'Mediopicta' is a beautiful upright succulent with many features resembling an Agave, but don't be fooled!  It has long brightly variegated sword-like blades which will reach approximately 5 feet tall by 7 wide. And although the tips may be a bit pointy, there are no sharp cerrations on the edges.  False Agave makes a fantastic accent in a drought tolerant landscape.  Best used as s single specamin for a dramatic affect.  It takes a few years to the parent plant to bloom, but when it does, it's a spectacular 20 foot stalk with an off-white flower cluster.  Watering requirements and maintenance are both very low which makes it quite desirable for garden enthusiasts.  Try not to plant close to reflected heat/sun.  Hardy to about 25 deg. F.  Native to Brazil.  

Foliage: Evergreen

Sun Exposure: Sun Or Part Shade

Water Needs: Low

Bloom Season: Infrequent

Mature Height: 4-5'

Mature Width: 6-7'

Attributes: Drought Tolerant, Xeriscape, Deer Resistant, Southwestern Garden, Mediterranean & Tuscan Garden, Seacoast Tolerant, Tropical Garden, Shade Plants, Cacti & Succulents

Proper planting technique will help your plants thrive! Follow these simple steps to help your plants establish quickly, develop a strong root system, and live longer:

  • Properly dig the hole
  • Amend the soil to suit each particular plant
  • Place the plant and backfill the soil
  • Provide ample water for each particular plant
  • Review our how to plant guide!

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