Sansevieria trifasciata ID and Questions

greendale(6B)June 16, 2012

I just got this little guy from grocery store today. And it has no tag.

I wanted to know if it will grow into something taller?( like the following two, pictures are from web, and liked the first one very much - very elegant)

Or did I get the wrong cultivar? Because they look so different from what I got. Mine is more Rosette, but theirs are more like grow from the soil single leave and it is so tall.

I read from international sansevieria society that there are 3 groups of Sans

normal full size,

medium size with wide leaves (Futura type)

dwarf bird's-nest size (Hahnii type).

Is mine in the different group from those two? What group is mine and what are theirs? OR it is just the different between a juvenile and mature plant?

Thanks in advance

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stonesriver(6B Tennessee)

You might try the Sans Forum as well; letting them know you also posted here.

Good luck,


    Bookmark   June 16, 2012 at 2:52AM
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I believe it is Sansevieria trifasciata 'Black Futura Goldedge' (it is indeed a 'Futura'). The larger one of the two is a "normal full size" (Sansevieria trifasciata). Your 'Futura' will not get as large as your 'normal full size.' Hope this helps.


    Bookmark   June 16, 2012 at 9:02AM
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rhizo_1 (North AL) zone 7

That is a most attractive Sans. My personal preference is the shorter cultivars...they exude personality. Your new plant looks like it's ready to be divided.....soon.

    Bookmark   June 16, 2012 at 9:15AM
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Thank you.

Wondering how tall it can get for the Sansevieria trifasciata Black Goldedge Futura type and Full Size type? Was planning to get a taller plant and put it on the floor, but nevertheless, I still love this little Futura.

    Bookmark   June 16, 2012 at 11:47AM
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teengardener1888(NY Albany 5a)

did you buy that at walmart

    Bookmark   June 18, 2012 at 10:23AM
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No. I bought it from Stop & Shop

    Bookmark   June 18, 2012 at 10:01PM
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pirate_girl(Zone7 NYC)

I don't know this ID, but seems a very healthy plant, nice supermarket find.

    Bookmark   June 19, 2012 at 9:48AM
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