Furcraea Selloa Marcinata (Swordfish Plant)
(Amaryllidaceae) origin: Guatemala
A remarkably easy and tolerant plant, composed of a rosette of rigid leaves with spiny tips and edges. In a 5-in. pot the leaves grow 1-1/2 to 2 ft. long and 3 to 4 in. wide. The centre of the leaf is mid-green with slight irregular grey-green markings and margins and spines of creamy-yellow. Will tolerate sunlight or shade, serious neglect and periods of dryness, and will even withstand temperatures down to 40° F. (4° C.) if kept dry. Keep evenly moist in summer to promote growth.