Furcraea gigantea variegata is a spectacular ornamental plant for Mediterranean to Tropical climates.
When a specimen blooms, it produced a huge, tall structure with abundant flowers. Some months later, hundreds of aerial pups are produced on the inflorescence and they are collected for reproduction. A few, non-variegated (non-striped) plants are discarded and only the variegated plants are kept. Here you can see some small pups rooting in the nursery. This picture was taken in Spring 2010. Nine months later, these plants are ready for the market and average 40-50 cm in height.