(This plant comes in a 3.5" pot. You will receive a very similar plant to the one in the picture. It may or may not be blooming at the time of your purchase. The plant is shipped in its pot to prevent any damage to the roots).
Furcraea foetida also known as Giant Cabuya, Green-aloe or Mauritius-hemp is a species of flowering plant native to the Caribbean and northern South America. It is an evergreen perennial sub shrub, stemless with a short stem up to 1 m tall. The leaves are sword-shaped, sharp spine tip at the apex. The flowers are greenish to creamy white, 4 cm long, and strongly scented; they are produced on a large inflorescence up to 7.5 m tall.
Some of the information in this description has been found at desert-tropicals.com, llifle.com and cactus-art.biz
|Blooming Season||Autumn and winter|
|Common Name||Mauritius hemp|
|Frost Tolerance||-18° C|
|Growth Rate||Slow growth|
|Hardiness Zone||9b to 11|
|Height||4' – 5' (120cm – 150cm)|
|Origin||Native to tropical america|
|Scientific Name||Furcraea foetida variegata|
|Sun Exposure||Partial shade|