Sun: full sun to partial shade
Water: Typical water needs for a succulent
Temperature: Zone 9a from 20° F to 25° F (-6.7 ° C to -3.9° C) to Zone 11b from 45° F to 50° F (7.2° C to 10° C)
Winter Survival: Not cold hardy
Propagation: Unknown - Tell us
Flower: in the summer
Flower Type: Yellow-Green
Toxic: Unknown - Tell us
Dormant: Unknown - Tell us
Common Problems: pests
Basc Care for Furcraea hexapetala
Watering for Furcraea hexapetala is a simple task. It requires Typical water needs for a succulent.
One simple tip for you is that you can use some online apps to check the soil status before you go water your succulents. I would recommend the ThePlantsCheck app, it has some nice features there.
Only feed this succulent during its active growing seasons which means Unknown - Tell us. Use the right fertilizer applied in the right amounts. Applying half-strength balanced fertilizer every month or so is recommended for optimal results.
Do not fertilize during Unknown - Tell us as the plant is dormant.
Sun & Location Requirements for "Furcraea hexapetala"
Furcraea hexapetala requires full sun to partial shade. It's best to keep it in an area of your garden or home that gets plenty of bright, indirect sunlight throughout the day. When temperatures are too hot and direct sunlight is too intense, try moving Furcraea hexapetala to a shadier spot for part of the day.
As per this succulent profile, it is only able to stay healthy when the environment temperature is above the range of zone 9a from 20° F to 25° F (-6.7 ° C to -3.9° C).
Furcraea hexapetala is not cold hardy and does not survive in freezing conditions. However, there are certain strategies that can be used to help the plant thrive despite the chill of winter. Proper drainage and insulation are essential for succulent X during periods of extreme cold. Placing a layer of mulch or gravel on the soil around the plant can also help keep it warm.
Furcraea hexapetala also benefits from some indirect light throughout the day as well, so make sure you give it enough space to soak up light without becoming too exposed to heat.
Pests and Diseases
Furcraea hexapetala can be affected common pests and diseases like most of the other succulents such as snails and Snout weevil.
If you do spot any of pest signs, you can treat your succulent using below methods.
- Snails: clean infected plants, soapy water.
- Snout weevil: apply the systemic insecticide two or three times a year.
Besides that, to prevent serious health issues from happening, keep your succulent in a well-ventilated area and check it regularly for any signs of pests or health problems.