Variegated False Agave

Furcraea foetida 'Variegata'

Large, spineless, variegated leaves make this a striking plant in the landscape. Once the plant reaches 10 to 12 years of age, it will send up a flower stalk reaching up to 10 feet tall, producing large, white flowers. Great for hillsides, xeriscapes, and containers.
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Full sun, Partial sun

Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.


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Botanical Pronunciationfer-KREE-uh FET-uh-duh
Average Size at MaturityReaches 3 to 5 ft. tall and wide.
Bloom TimeBlooms at full maturity, 10 to 12 years or older.
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Flower AttributeShowy Flowers
Flower ColorWhite
Foliage ColorVariegated
Garden StyleRustic
Landscape UseBarrier, Container, Mass Planting, Rock Garden
Light NeedsFull sun, Partial sun
Special FeatureDramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Waterwise, Year-round Interest
Water NeedsLow
Watering NeedsOnce established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.
Companion PlantsAloe (Aloe); Hens & Chicks (Sempervivum); Yarrow (Achillea); Sedum (Sedum); Kalanchoe (Kalanchoe)

Provide lean to average, well-drained soil. Thrives in full sun to part shade in cool coastal areas; part shade in hot summer areas, away from reflected heat. Drought tolerant once established, but looks best with periodic water in extreme heat. The mother plant declines after flowering; younger rosettes will perpetuate the plant.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 9-11

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