B and T World Seeds' reference number:
The average, annual, minimum temperature zone where Furcraea foetida is cold hardy
USDA Zone:9 20° to 30°F (-6.5° to -1°C)
|Type of plant - perennial
Flower or inflorescence:
frag. WHITE in, GREEN out, in infl.
to 180x15cm., spiny
|Height, in meters: 1
Height, in feet: 3.30
|Furcraea foetida seeds may be subject to seasonal availability
Synonyms (alternative names) for Furcraea foetida:
|Agave foetida, Furcraea gigantea,|
Common names for Furcraea foetida:
|Aloes vert, Canamo de Mauritania, Chanvre de maurice, Giant Cabuya, Green Aloe, Mauritius Hemp, Mauritiushanf, Pita Floja, Pita Gigante,|
is included in the following
B and T World Seeds flowering plant categories.
|26||: Succulent Plant Seed List|
|31||: House and Container Plant Seed List|
|43||: Herbaceous Border Plant Seed List|
|55||: Fragrant or Aromatic Flower or Foliage Plant Seeds|
|82||: Peruvian and Bolivian Natives|
|84||: Economic Fibre Plant Seed List|
|109||: Central American Native and Introduced Plants|
|110||: South American Native Plant Seed List|
|182||: Reunion Island Native and Introduced Plants|
|191||: Tropical Shrubs and Trees|
|720||: Fire Resistant Plants|
|Different classes of resistance: some grow back, some don't burn, a few have highly inflammable leaves that leave the rest of the plant intact, some trees don't have lower branches.|
Some knowledge about growing from seed is necessary to germinate even the easiest seeds.
Most seeds require humidity to germinate, even desert plants like
require that their growing medium remains moist until germination.|
Most seeds require oxygen to germinate, if buried too deep in their growing medium, or if the medium is too wet,
the seeds may not get the oxygen they require.
Furcraea foetida seeds will usually germinate in 30-90 days, even under good conditions germination may be erratic.