• Furcraea longaeva
This is a plant from Mexico, & it's unusual indeed to find it in UK. It has a long lifecycle growing over a period of 12 - 15 years before flowering. It's immensely striking and when it flowers, is a lovely sight with 'branches' hanging with beautiful little flowers. It's monocarpic but the good thing is that it leaves hundreds of little plantlets behind and that's how we collected ours. We were fortunate to be in Tresco when every single Furcraea on the island burst into flower and from those going over and dropping seedlings, we were allowed to bring several home. Grows in mildest gardens or grow in conservatory. Poor to moderate soil, full sun, sheltered spot. Sharp drainage is essential.

Furcraea longaeva

  • Product Code: Furcraea longaeva