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Agaves, Furcraea, Sansevieria


The Agaves and Sansevieria have really been rediscovered in recent years as landscapers search for easy-care plants with strong sculptural lines for use in gardens or as container specimens.

In the ground, little or no supplemental watering will be required.

Agaves have potenial to contribute economically to many semi-arid parts of the world. Research (Agave fuels global excitement as a bioenergy crop) indicates certain agaves could actually be superior to crops such as corn and soybean for biofuel production, without the associated diversion of land from high-value food prodiction. Agave biofuel could also be produced as a byproduct of tequila manufacture.

More information coming here in future updates. Meanwhile, check out the links at the bottom of the page.

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Where to buy Agaves, Furcraea, Sansevieria in Qld

General
garden centres may sell some popular species. See also Succulent nurseries.
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MODERN LANDSCAPE PLANTS

Ingham, Qld
Mob: 0438 602 667
wholesaleyucca.com

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Modern Landscape Plants sell drought tolerant plants which are ideal for landscaping.

Range contains some very rare agaves plus dracaenas, aloes, yuccas, adenium (desert rose), pachypodiums, cordylines, ornamental grass, Furcraea and bromeliads including ornamental dwarf pineapple (subject to availability).

Plants at wholesale prices can be sent along the east coast of Australia and mail order is also available to some other locations. Check us out at www.wholesaleyucca.com

More Information

Like many other drought-tolerant plants, this group has potential to become environmental weeds in some areas, so take care. If in doubt, consult appropriate local authorities.

Furcraea foetida
This is an agave-like plant with quite slender leaves. You may have seen it recently in Balinese-style or other modern tropical gardens, particularly in its variegated form (F. foetida 'Mediopicta'). Actually, it was at one time classified as an agave (A. foetida or A. gigantea) and is still in the same family (Agavaceae). You may also see it listed as Furcraea gigantea. The common name of Mauritius Hemp alludes to its use as a fibre crop. For more information, see the links at the bottom of the page.

Other Information Resources

Please note: The following links are for general information and further research - some species or cultivars may be unavailable in Australia
Also, there may be sections on agaves in other websites dealing with succulents in general. See: Succulents.

Agave
Agaves and their Relatives Introductory article. Arizona Cooperative Extension, Yavapai County
Agavaceae University of Hawaii
Add Dramatic Landscape Effect with Agaves Arid-Southwestern Gardening Information, University of Arizona
Agaves for Small Spaces Arid-Southwestern Gardening Information, University of Arizona
Agave (Agave spp.) Landscape Plant Propagation Information, University of Florida
Verde Valley Agaves Backyard Gardener column, March 24, 1999. Arizona Cooperative Extension, University of Arizona

Agave attenuata
Spineless Agave (Agave attenuata) At the "grow me instead" website, Australia
Agave attenuata Spineless Century Plant. University of Florida USA (PDF)
Spineless Agave (Agave attenuata) Online Manual of Subtropical Landscaping Plants, Palm Beach Community College, Florida
Swan's Neck Agave Agave attenuata. Flowers of India

Agave americana
Agave americana L. New South Wales Flora Online
Agave americana Century Plant. University of Florida USA (PDF)
Agave americana Century plant. Arid Plant List, University of Arizona
Century Plant Agave americana Ornamentals for the Texas Gulf Coast (Texas A&M University)
American Agave, Century-Plant (Agave americana) Online Manual of Subtropical Landscaping Plants, Palm Beach Community College, Florida
Agave americana 'Marginata' Variegated Century Plant. University of Florida USA (PDF)
Century plant Agave Americana Moody Demonstration Garden, Arizonia
Agave americana "mediopicta" 'alba' Moody Demonstration Garden, Arizonia

Other Agave species
Caribbean Agave (Agave angustifolia) Online Manual of Subtropical Landscaping Plants, Palm Beach Community College, Florida
Agave angustifolia Caribbean Agave. University of Florida USA (PDF)
Native Agave, False-Sisal (Agave decipiens) Online Manual of Subtropical Landscaping Plants, Palm Beach Community College, Florida
Desert Agave Agave deserti. Moody Demonstration Garden, Arizonia
Smooth Agave Agave desmettiana. Moody Demonstration Garden, Arizonia
Agave eggersiana (St. Croix Agave), St. George Village Botanical Garden St. Croix, United States Virgin Islands
Twin-Flowered Agave (Agave geminiflora) Online Manual of Subtropical Landscaping Plants, Palm Beach Community College, Florida
Twin Flowered Agave Agave geminiflora. Moody Demonstration Garden, Arizonia
Once in a lifetime, perhaps... Agave mapisaga var. lisa. Huntington Desert Garden, California
Agave missionum Trel. United States Dept Agriculture Forest Service, USA (PDF)
Agave ocahui Moody Demonstration Garden, Arizonia
Agave palmeri UBC Botanical Garden and Centre for Plant Research, University of British Columbia, Canada
Agave parryi huachucensis Parry's agave. Arid Plant List, University of Arizona
Agave parryi Encyclopedia of Stanford Trees, Shrubs & Vines
Sisal (Agave sisalana) Online Manual of Subtropical Landscaping Plants, Palm Beach Community College, Florida
Sisal Industry Turks and Caicos National Museum, Grand Turk, Turks and Caicos Islands, British West Indies. Agave sisalana was once used as a commerical fibre crop in this region
Blue Agave Agave tequiliana. Flowers of India
Agave tequilana "Botany Photo of the Day", University of British Columbia Botanical Garden & Centre for Plant Research
Agave titanota The United States Botanic Garden
Agave wendtii Chazaro International Succulent Plant Introductions of the Huntington Botanical Gardens
Agave weberi Weber's agave. Arid Plant List, University of Arizona
Agave vilmoriniana Octopus agave Arid Plant List, University of Arizona
Agave 'Blue Flame' International Succulent Plant Introductions of the Huntington Botanical Gardens

Furcraea
False-Agave, Mauritius-Hemp (Furcraea foetida) Online Manual of Subtropical Landscaping Plants, Palm Beach Community College, Florida
Furcraea foetida (L.) Haw. New South Wales Flora Online
Furcraea foetida (L.) Haw. factsheet from United States Dept Agriculture Forest Service, USA (PDF)
Furcraea foetida University of Hawai`i at Manoa
Furcraea foetida var. mediopicta "Botany Photo of the Day", University of British Columbia Botanical Garden & Centre for Plant Research
Genus Furcraea PlantNET, Royal Botanic Gardens & Domain Trust, Sydney
Furcraea foetida Pacific Island Ecosystems at Risk (PIER)
Furcraea, Agavaceae, Photo Gallery of Cacti and Other Succulents by Friedrich A. Lohmueller (be sure to check out the rest of the gallery if you're interested in these types of plants)
November 2005 Plant Highlight: Furcraea selloa The Ruth Bancroft Garden, California
Virtual Tour of the AOS Garden \ Formal Lawn American Orchid Society, Florida. Includes notes on Furcraea foetida `Mediopicta' (Variegated False Agave)
Furcraeas What happens when they flower? Royal New Zealand Institute of Horticulture

Sansevieria
Invasive Plant Mother In Law's Tongue (Sansevieria trifasciata) Succulent Plants Dry Tropics
Mother In Law's Tongue (Sansevieria trifasciata) At "Grow Me Instead", a website about invasive plants and alternatives. Australia
Sansevieria trifasciata Hort. ex Prain New South Wales Flora Online
The Sansevieria Garden, St. George Village Botanical Garden St. Croix, United States Virgin Islands
How About Sansevieria University of Illinois
Sansevieria trifasciata 'Hahnii' Dwarf Snake Plant. University of Florida (PDF)
Sansevieria hyacinthoides Aquatic, Wetland and Invasive Plants, Florida
African Spear (Sansevieria cylindrica pathula) Herself's Houston Garden (Blog)
Sansevieria trifasciata 'Hahnii' Landscape Plant Propagation Information, University of Florida
Sansevieria trifasciata 'Golden Hahnii' Landscape Plant Propagation Information, University of Florida
Sansevieria trifasciata 'Silver Hahnii' Landscape Plant Propagation Information, University of Florida
Sansevieria parva Kenya Hyacinth. Landscape Plant Propagation Information, University of Florida
Sansevieria trifasciata 'Bantel's Sensation' at John&Jacq~s Garden, Malaysia
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