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Products > Furcraea selloa var marginata
 
Furcraea selloa var marginata
   

 
Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Succulent
Family: Agavaceae (now Asparagaceae)
Origin: Mexico (North America)
Evergreen: Yes
Flower Color: Green
Bloomtime: Infrequent
Height: 8-10 feet
Width: 6-8 feet
Exposure: Full Sun
Irrigation (H2O Info): Low Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 25-30 F
Furcraea selloa var. marginata A thick trunk forming plant to 3 to 7 feet tall or more topped with a rosette of 3-5 foot long green leaves that have a yellow variegation along the wavy margins which are lined with hook-like spines. Green flowers bloom on 20 foot tall flower stalks in spring once plants reach maturity. This plant is monocarpic and the plant declines after flowering with bulbils forming in the inflorescence. Plant in a sunny to part sun location, with occasional to infrequent irrigation. Hardy to short duration temperatures down to around 25 F - some damage reported from inland locations with longer cold durations at 28 F. An attractive large succulent plant that lends a somewhat tropical look to the garden. This species was first described from plants in cultivation but thought to have originated from Quetzaltenango, Guatemala, though no current specimens have been found growing in the wild in Central America.  The information on this page is based on the research that we have conducted about this plant in the San Marcos Growers library, from what we have found on reliable online sources, as well as from observations made of our crops of this plant growing in the nursery and of plants growing in the nursery's garden and those in other gardens where we may have observed it. We also have incorporated comments received from others and welcome getting feedback from those who may have additional information, particularly if this information includes cultural information that would aid others in growing Furcraea selloa var marginata.
 
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