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Products > Furcraea selloa var marginata
 
Furcraea selloa var marginata
   

 
Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Succulent
Family: Agavaceae (Agaves)
Origin: Mexico (North America)
Evergreen: Yes
Flower Color: Green
Bloomtime: Infrequent
Height: 4-5 feet
Width: 6-8 feet
Exposure: Full Sun
Irrigation (H2O Info): Low Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 20-25 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 20-25 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.  This description is based on research and observations of this plant as it grows in our nursery, in our nursery garden and in other gardens that we visit. We also incorporate comments received and appreciate getting feedback of any kind from those who have any additional information about this plant, particularly if they disagree with what we have written or if they have additional cultural tips that would aid others in growing Furcraea selloa var marginata.
 
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