Furcraea

Furcraea

Life form Succulent plant, shrub
Family Agavaceae
Origin Mexico, Central America, South Africa
Ease of cultivation Lung
The size Up to 1.5-2 m in height and width
Growth rate High.
Lifespan 10-20 years old
Temperature In summer: best of all is 71,6-77 ° F; It is desirable to have a cool wintering, in winter the temperature is preferably higher than + 44,6 ° F.
Humidity Suitable medium and low room humidity.
Lighting At the south or south-west window. Prefers bright sun.
The soil A rich, well-drained soil is required from   2 parts of coarse sand or perlite, 1 part of garden land, 1 part of sphagnum and 1 part of gravel.   pH from 6.1   up to 7.8.
Watering Limited, like all succulents. It is enough to water 1 time in 3-4 weeks, the soil between watering should dry up completely. Can survive a prolonged period of drought.
Fertilizer During growth, every 2-3 weeks, feed fertilizer for cacti and succulents or dilute two-fold complex fertilizer.
Reproduction It reproduces by dividing the rhizomes and separating the children.
Bloom Blooms in summer with large white-green flowers up to 7 cm
Transfer Once a year as it grows. It is preferable to use pots of clay.
Features of care Sufficiently hardy plant.
Difficulties Damaged by scutes, spider mites, mealybugs. Possible root rot with excessive watering, fungal diseases.
Air cleaning
Toxicity


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