TROPICAL PLANT ENCYCLOPEDIA


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Furcraea sp., Furcraea

Furcraea sp.

Furcraea
Family: Asparagaceae   (Formerly:Agavaceae / Amaryllidaceae)
Subfamily: Agavoideae
Origin: Tropical America
Large shrub 5-10 ftFull sunModerate waterUnusual colorPalm or palm-likeThorny or spiny

Plants of this genus are the origin of fique or cabuyo, a natural fiber. Most species have characteristic blue-green leaves that are arranged in a rosette and greenish-cream colored flowers. Many of these plants are ideal for landscapes in drought-prone regions.





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