8 responses to “Furcraea parmentieri”

  1. Dylan Norfield

    Thankyou for your continued great articles. Dunedin Botanic Garden does have a good number of Furcraea parmentieri with specimens flowering every 3 – 4 years. We try and stagger plantings to keep a continued display, with plants flowering from as little as 7 years old, with several specimens looking hopeful to flower in the spring. Dylan Norfield, Geographic and Arboretum Collection Curator, Dunedin Botanic Garden.

  2. esteban arenas

    hello, how do they achieve flowering in such a short time? I’m from Mexico and I’m starting with the production of this species

  3. Budularo

    I’ve had flowers in a short time initiated by gopher damage. When the plants tap root is eaten the plant prematurely flowers and makes bulbils.

  4. Bill Jackson

    Mine was an unrooted proliferation in August 2013, and flowered flowered in spring 2018. It could have been stimulated by trauma, it was a 1-gallon container plant which had rooted into the ground. It didn’t have much of a trunk, if any, but was 6′ wide/tall and had become top-heavy. During the winter of 2017/2018 a couple of roots broke, causing the plant to tilt. It immediately initiated an inflorescence.

    S.F. Bay Area

  5. Michael Brisbane

    I’m growing seven of these from bulbils I collected in Tremenhere Garden nr Penzance in Cornwall UK 4 years ago. I keep them in pots to take inside as winter approaches. I pot them into larger pots each year in the hope of them being really strong when it comes to their flowering. But when….!!?
    Does anyone think that after say year 5 I was to stress them by severing part of the rootsystem that this would induce them?

  6. Michael Brisbane

    After a year from my last post we have had a cold winter here in the UK 2020/2021. A prolonged period of below zero degrees. One of the plants that I have raised was subjected to the winter cold by being unprotected. It is starting to produce a flowering stem. The others were protected from the cold and not showing signs of flowering as at 4th June 2021. Could the cold have given stress to the plant and induced flowering do we think?
    Michael Brisbane UK

  7. Maurice Wilkins

    I have a number of young plants of this species which I grew from bulbils collected from a flowering plant in a friend’s garden in Ventnor on the Isle of Wight in 2019. I thought it was grown from seed from Ventnor Botanic Garden, but possibly it was from a bulbil as I didn’t see any seed on my friend’s plant. My plants have stood outside under the eaves of the house here in Oban, Argyll, and although I lost some of the smallest, others have survived otherwise unprotected. Whether they’ll ever get to flower up here I don’t know, though if so it’s unlikely that I ever see it! Maurice, Oban, Scotland, UK.

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