norma_2006August 19, 2010

Does any one on this forum grow Sansevieria as houseplants? Norma

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chazparas(USDA zone 9 , San Jose, CA)

Hi there Norma,
I do, I may have posted on the sans forum as well. I have cylindrica, birdsnest Hahnni I believe is the spelling, Masons Congo, and good old mother in laws tongue trif. The trif is supposedly cuttings from a gift to my uncles great grandmother in the 1800s it was a wedding gift to her, I almost killed it this year!

    Bookmark   August 19, 2010 at 2:50AM
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Me too my Norma..:-)

I myself have four of them, but never a problem..I just ignore, and I think they are better off...I love these plants. They brighten up any dark corner, or space not meant for many other plant, and keep on going..


    Bookmark   August 19, 2010 at 8:20AM
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marquest(z5 PA)

I have 4 and I love them because they are a no fuss plant. I do not know the names, I have a common one, one that is sliver that I brought back from a vacation trip, one tall varigated and two different birds nest.

I know the Sans forum is not active. I think these plants are so easy the most you can do is post a pic and say look what I have. LOL

    Bookmark   August 19, 2010 at 3:56PM
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I have many pots of them also. I dont know what the names of mine are either but I do have a couple of birds nest type, some light green short types, some variegated upright ones and the old fashioned heirloom mother in laws tongues. I really have too many pots of them but they are prolific about multiplying and I have already given everyone that I know some of them and also have swapped alot here on GW, so I guess I am stuck with the rest. At least they dont need alot of care.... LOL

    Bookmark   August 19, 2010 at 6:40PM
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I have the compact dark green and yellow one I picked up on clearance at Lowe's, which is growing very nicely!


    Bookmark   August 19, 2010 at 7:01PM
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I am currently growing 17 varieties. I know the names of most of them, but am still at a loss on a few. I did manage to acquire a Mason's Congo recently, which made me quite happy, and I will be even happier once I get a Baseball Bat.


    Bookmark   August 19, 2010 at 10:27PM
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Sort of.

I got a big S. Trifasciata freshman year of college and used to keep it kind of wherever it would fit over the last three years. Except last summer we got a kitten, and Sans are toxic to kittens, so when I had to bring it inside for the winter, I put it in my basement.

At that point I ended up forgetting about it, watering it maybe every other month.

Oddly enough, going without any real light for about half a year didn't really seem to bother it, although after I brought it up from the basement I proceeded to hack it up because it was seriously unmanageable. I sort of need to finish potting up whatever's left. Or not.

(In terms of huge houseplants, I also have a Afrocarpus gracillior, and unlike the other two podocarps I have, A. gracillior seems to grow crazy and constantly indoors. I'm sort of running into space problems, and I like my 'carps a bit more than my Sans, so...).

    Bookmark   August 19, 2010 at 10:56PM
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I grow 8 of them (all different), basically they are all NOID's but except for 2 I think I identified them right.
One of the taller plants is a plant that must be close to 35 years old or even older. It's in pictures were I still was a child and I'm now 42. My Mom gave it to me ages ago. I repotted and divided it often... and still have it after all those years, looking good - young and healthy. Love this plant!

    Bookmark   August 20, 2010 at 8:53PM
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Surprised nobody has said it yet. You say a Baseball Bat will make you happy.
Well, I have a Louisville Slugger you can have cheap:)


    Bookmark   August 22, 2010 at 10:18AM
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Thanks, Christopher....I set myself up for that one! :)

    Bookmark   August 22, 2010 at 10:15PM
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