Mauritius Hemp Plant information
Widely grown as a garden plant for many years Furcraea foetida or ‘Mautitius Hemp’ grows very well in coastal areas and has become naturalised in some locations.
The variety F. foetida ‘Medio Picta’ is a variegated form, reaching around 1 m in height and perhaps the most popular of all. The foliage has no spikes or is ‘unarmed’ , which makes it suitable for planting in foot traffic areas.
Furcraea ‘Mautitius Hemp’ species including foetida, selloa, gigantea and bedinghausii. Sometimes called false Agave or Mauritius Hemp these drought hardy plants are a great foliage plant that will send up tall flower spikes.
Furcraea foetida and Furcraea gigantea are sometimes growing to approximately 1m. Furcraea are a drought tolerant plant that make a great addition to tropical or ‘balinese style gardens’. Furcraea selloa and furcraea bedinghausii are other species worth considering
Mauritius Hemp plants are available for sale from the following nurseries
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395 Lesters Rd Ascot VIC 3364 - phone (03) 53434303
Specialising in beautiful perennials & bulbs including new releases from Europe & USA. Many hardy, rare & difficult to find ‘drought hardy’ plants, quality vegetable & flower seeds.
52 Rodd St Canowindra NSW 2804
An online nursery specialising in drought and frost tolerant perennials and fragrant, edible and herbs.
20 Swan Street, Lara, Vic. 3212 Contact: Ph/Fax: (03) 5282 8704
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