Plant Care Mauritius hemp

Mauritius hemp

Also known as

Giant cabuya, Green-aloe and Mauritius-hemp


Furcraea foetida

How to care for Mauritius hemp


How often to water your Mauritius hemp

Water needs for Mauritius hemp
0.5 cups
every 12

Mauritius hemp needs 0.5 cups of water every 12 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Calculate water needs of Mauritius hemp

Water 0.5 cups every

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Check the growing potential in your area

A plant's growing potential is determined from its location, the time of year, and current local weather.

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Finding light for Mauritius hemp in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Mauritius hemp: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Mauritius hemp may have difficulty thriving, and will drop leaves 🍃, without ample sunlight.

Place it less than 3 feet from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Mauritius hemp in your home 🏡.


How to fertilize Mauritius hemp

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Mauritius hemp: repot after 2X growth

Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.

By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.

To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Mauritius hemp after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

Care Summary for Mauritius hemp

Mauritius hemp

Mauritius hemp

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 12 days


< 3ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

Based on the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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