Sisal, with the botanical name Agave sisalana, is a species of flowering plant native to southern Mexico but widely cultivated and naturalized in many other countries. It yields a stiff fibre used in making rope and various other products. The term sisal may refer either to the plant’s common name or the fibre, depending on the context. It is sometimes referred to as “sisal hemp”, because for centuries hemp was a major source for fibre, and other fibre sources were named after it.
The sisal fibre is traditionally used for rope and twine, and has many other uses, including paper, cloth, footwear, hats, bags, carpets, geotextiles, and dartboards. It is also used as fibre reinforcements for composite fibre-glass, rubber and cement products.
- You need to keep the plant requires a bright light and also grow in sun light
- You have to more careful in case of overwatering this plant
- This plant matures about 3 to 5 years after planting
- This plant grows best in areas where annual daytime temperatures are within the range 15 – 27°c, but can tolerate 10 – 45°c
- This plant grows best in moderately rich soil with better drainage and in warm moist climates
- Always remove waste leaves from the plant time to time
- The plant stalk grows to about 90 cm (3 feet) in height, with a diameter of approximately 38 cm (15 inches)
- This plant form dense clusters at the ends of the branches and its growing from the flower stalk