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Furcraea longaeva

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Family Agavaceae
Name Furcraea longaeva
Featured Plant January 2012
Etymology
Furcraea Named after Comte Antoine Francois de Fourcroy, 18th century French pioneer animal and plant chemist.
longaeva From Latin longaeva meaning long lived.

  See also:  Cactus & succulents

This succulent is very similar to agaves. When mature, the plant will send up a huge flowering spike, several metres tall, from the centre of the rosette. The plant dies after flowering, but the flower spike produces numerous plantlets that can be grown on as new plants.



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