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MAURITIUS HEMP LIVE PLANTS FOR SALE HERE ONLINE AUSTRALIA

$68.00

As I have sourced this info from various sources there may be an overlap & some possible contradictions. Please excuse me if that’s the case.
In any case I have around 100 of these plants most of which are advanced to around 1 metre wide & about the same height. The smaller ones around 600mm wide & high are $68 each or $45 if you buy 5 or more.They’re in grow bags & pots
The larger ones around 1 metre wide are $280 each or $250 each if you buy 4 or more.

TAKE NOTE OF THE PRODUCT BEING OFFERED FOR SALE. LIVE PLANT OF THE NON VARIAGATED TYPE AT AROUND 600MM TALL IN GROWBAGS.LARGER ONES ARE CERTAINLY AVAILABLE AS ARE SOME VARIAGATED FORMS. TO SEE WHAT IS AVAILABLE  OR SHIPPING CHARGES WHICH ARE EXTRA. ASK ME HERE.

Description

MAURITIUS HEMP PLANTS [GREEN]
Large & small specimens great feature for any garden.
Furcraea foetida ‘Mediopicta’ is a plant not yet available in nurseries around Australia, but in the future could be one of the more popular foliage plants in tropical and sub-tropical gardens. Although originating in Central America it has the common name of Mauritius hemp probably because the species is used for fibre.
The pointed Agave-like leaves are without spines and quite soft which makes them a safe plant to use in a garden.

These striking plants are wonderful when used for accent or simply to provide some all year round foliage colour. They do well in full sun or a lightly shaded area and will grow to a height of about 1.5 meters.
Furcraea foetida is an evergreen perennial subshrub, stemless or with a short stem up to 1 m tall. The leaves are sword-shaped, 1-1.8 m long and 10–15 cm broad at their widest point, narrowing to 6–7 cm broad at the leaf base, and to a sharp spine tip at the apex; the margins are entire or with a few hooked spines. The flowers are greenish to creamy white, 4 cm long, and strongly scented; they are produced on a large inflorescence up to 7.5 m tall.[24]

Cultivation

The plant is cultivated in subtropical and tropical regions for products and as an ornamental plant for gardens. Its leaves are used to produce a natural fiber similar to sisal.

The fibre is made into bagging and other coarse fabrics and is sometimes mixed with other fibres to improve colour in rope. Despite its name, it is not a true hemp. The plant is grown as an ornamental in some places.

Mauritius hemp (Furcraea gigantea).
Mauritius hemp (Furcraea gigantea).
Forest and Kim Starr/U.S. Geological Survey

The plant has lance-shaped leaves growing directly from the short plant stalk to form a dense rosette. The gray-green leaves are 1.2 to 2.1 metres (4 to 7 feet) long and about 20 cm (8 inches) across the widest portion.

Some are edged with thornlike projections. The flower stalk, which appears near the end of the plant’s life, some 8 to 10 years after planting, grows up to 12.2 metres (40 feet) and bears white flowers about 3.8 cm (1.5 inches) long.

Mauritius hemp is native to Brazil, where commercial production of the fibre began about 1875.

The fibre is usually obtained by machine decortication, a scraping process that is sometimes preceded by several days of retting. Processing is completed by washing and drying, and the fibre is sometimes brushed, which adds softness and lustre. The creamy white fibres range from about 1.2 to 2.1 metres (4 to 7 feet) long.

The plant is cultivated mainly on large plantations and produces leaves suitable for harvest within three to four years after planting and each 18 to 36 months thereafter. It yields about 25–30 leaves at each harvest.

Mauritius hemp is not as strong as the Agave leaf fibres sisal and henequen but is softer and finer. It has an affinity for dyestuffs and is fairly resistant to deterioration in fresh water but is subject to damage in salt water.

The plant was introduced to Mauritius in the late 18th century, and cultivation was established in East Africa, Ceylon (now Sri Lanka), and St. Helena late in the 19th century.

Mauritius hemp (Furcraea foetida), Portuguese piteira, French aloe, plant of the asparagus family (Asparagaceae) and its fibre, belonging to the leaf fibre group.

As I have sourced this info from various sources there may be an overlap & some possible contradictions. Please excuse me if that’s the case.

In any case I have around 100 of these plants most of which are advanced to around 1 metre wide & about the same height. The smaller ones around 600mm wide & high are $68 each or $45 if you buy 5 or more.They’re in grow bags & pots
The larger ones around 1 metre wide are $280 each or $250 each if you buy 4 or more.

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Henry Sapiecha

TAKE NOTE OF THE PRODUCT BEING OFFERED FOR SALE. LIVE PLANT OF THE NON VARIAGATED TYPE AT AROUND 600MM TALL IN GROWBAGS.LARGER ONES ARE CERTAINLY AVAILABLE AS ARE SOME VARIAGATED FORMS. TO SEE WHAT IS AVAILABLE  OR SHIPPING CHARGES WHICH ARE EXTRA. ASK ME HERE.

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