Paper Leaf Agave

Paper Leaf Agave

Botanical Name: Furcraea Foetida

This usually trunkless succulent can reach a size of 5 feet tall with an 8 foot spread with green 4 to 7 foot long wavy sword-shaped leaves that lack any spines. The flower stalk reaching to 25 feet tall produces strongly-scented greenish-white flowers attractive to bees. Flowers are followed by small plants that cover the inflorescence as the basal plant dies. Widespread in its native habitat in northern South America. It was once cultivated as a hemp fiber plant on Mauritius Island and is sometimes called by the common name Mauritius Hemp.

Light Needs: Partial sun

Water Needs: Low

Key Feature: Leaves product natural fiber

Blooms: Spring

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