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Products > Furcraea foetida 'Mediopicta Sport'
Furcraea foetida 'Mediopicta Sport'

Note: This plant is not currently for sale. This is an archive page preserved for informational use.  
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Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Succulent
Family: Agavaceae (now Asparagaceae)
Origin: Brazil (South America)
Evergreen: Yes
Variegated Foliage: Yes
Flower Color: Greenish White
Bloomtime: Infrequent
Synonyms: [Furcraea gigantea 'Striata']
Height: 4-5 feet
Width: 6-8 feet
Exposure: Cool Sun/Light Shade
Irrigation (H2O Info): Low Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 25-30 F
Furcraea foetida 'Mediopicta Sport' - This is a sport that occurred in the tissue culture process on the plant we grow as Furcraea foetida 'Mediopicta'. Like 'Mediopicta' this plant is a trunkless succulent that 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. This form has a narrow, more yellow band down the middle of the leaf. 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. It performs best in filtered light, and should be watered infrequently. Some sources list this plant as hardy to USDA zone 9a (20-25 F) but we believe it would require protection in zones lower than 9b (20-25 F). The similar looking Furcraea selloa var marginata is slightly hardier.  The information about Furcraea foetida 'Mediopicta Sport' displayed on this page is based on research conducted in our nursery library and from online sources we consider reliable. We will also relate those observations made of this plant as it grows in our nursery gardens and in other gardens that we have visited, as well how the crops have performed in containers in our nursery field. We will also incorporate comments we receive from others and welcome hearing from anyone who has additional information, particularly when they share cultural information that would aid others in growing it.