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Furcraea foetida
Synonyms: F. gigantea

Common Name(s): Mauritius-hemp
Family: Agavaceae
Growth Habit: Perennial
Growing Days: 300 to 365 (days)
Abs.Max=93° (F)    Opt.Max=86° (F)
Opt.Min=73° (F)    Abs.Min=61° (F)
Precipitation: 39 to 83 (in.)
Winter Minimum:
Soil pH: 6 to 7
Soil Texture/Type: Light textured
Soil Drainage: Well
Photoperiod Response: Short day
Light Intensity: Cloudy-lt shade
Prefers soils of moderate depth and fertility. Low salt tolerance.
Crop not found in disease search.
Material - fiber, Environ. - ornamental


Geographical Origin:
South America
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