Female Karata

Scientific Name: Furcraea tuberosa (Mill.) W.T. Aiton

Classification: Plantae/ Tracheobionta / Spermatophyta / Magnoliophyta / Liliopsida / Liliidae / Liliales / Agavaceae / Furcraea Vent./ Furcraea tuberosa (Mill.) W.T. Aiton

Female Karata
General Information
Usda SymbolFUTU
Life CyclePerennial
Growth HabitsForb/herbShrub, Subshrub,
Native LocationsFUTU

Plant Guide

Use soil moisture sensors to measure the soil moisture of Female Karata.

Plant Traits

Growth Requirements

Temperature, Minimum (°F)40
Salinity ToleranceNone
Root Depth, Minimum (inches)12
Precipitation, Minimum29
Precipitation, Maximum50
Planting Density per Acre, Minim320
Planting Density per Acre, Maxim1280
pH, Minimum5.1
pH, Maximum8.4
Frost Free Days, Minimum365
Drought ToleranceMedium
Cold Stratification RequiredNo
Adapted to Medium Textured SoilsYes
Adapted to Coarse Textured SoilsYes
Adapted to Fine Textured SoilsNo


C:N RatioHigh
Nitrogen FixationNone
Resprout AbilityNo
Coppice PotentialNo
Fall ConspicuousNo
Fire ResistantNo
Flower ConspicuousNo
Fruit/Seed ConspicuousNo
Height, Mature (feet)1.0
Known AllelopathNo
Leaf RetentionNo
Low Growing GrassNo


Small GrainNo
Propagated by TubersNo
Propagated by SprigsNo
Propagated by SodNo
Propagated by CormNo
Propagated by SeedYes
Propagated by CuttingsNo
Propagated by ContainerNo
Propagated by BulbNo
Propagated by Bare RootNo
Fruit/Seed PersistenceNo


Berry/Nut/Seed ProductNo
Christmas Tree ProductNo
Fodder ProductNo
Lumber ProductNo
Naval Store ProductNo
Nursery Stock ProductNo
Palatable HumanNo
Post ProductNo
Pulpwood ProductNo
Veneer ProductNo

Female Karata

Female Karata

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