Sansevieria as Houseplants?

norma_2006August 11, 2009

I don't mean the common varieties, I like the spoon shapes, or the very large one, ones that make a statement or those that have different leaves than the normal. They make great house plants, so is there any here that grows this Genus? I don't have trouble growing them in the house. Norma

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elsier(z6 KY)

Hi Norma,
Among the Sans I grow are cylindrica and masoniana. During the Spring, Summer and Fall I grow them outside in the yard. Then bring them inside during the cool part of the year.
Currently I am trying some experiments with them, combining different varieties in one pot. My favorite so far is a large pot with Sans cylindrica, "Moonshine", trifasciata and one other whose name I cannot recall just now.
I also grow ballyii and pinguicula.


    Bookmark   August 11, 2009 at 9:16AM
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There is a great big bluegreenish grey one with, often a bit wavy, leaves nearly six inches wide and nearly three feet tall. Tends to blossom frequently. The people over on that very slow trafficked Sansevieria Forum can link you to sources if you are patient.

    Bookmark   August 11, 2009 at 1:26PM
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Mentha(9 CA)

I really like Bantel's Sensation, but out of all the sans, this one has not pupped yet, I'm also afraid it will get rust. I also love the fans. sweinfurtheria doesn't do anything for me, but has two new pups, so it's forgiven in it's ugliness. Francisii still doesn't have roots and is looking pretty bad.

    Bookmark   August 11, 2009 at 6:16PM
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I picked up a Sansevieria kirkii at Grigsby about 15 years ago. My mom has had it inside in low light. It is unchanged over this time, as far as I'm aware. That is, no growth, but nothing has died back either, and no loss of color. It's like owning an (awfully nice) artificial plant.

    Bookmark   February 10, 2012 at 11:25AM
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I love them too, but boy can some a looooonnngg time to grow.


    Bookmark   February 10, 2012 at 11:59AM
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Norma, which Sans do you consider common?
Sansevieria trifasciata...Mother-in-Laws-Tongue/Snake Plant?
And/or birdsnest varieties? Toni

    Bookmark   February 10, 2012 at 12:02PM
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Stush2049(Pitts., Pa. 6)

Norma may or may not be watching here. I think she means the ones always for sale at the stores. Which is the ones you suggested. Norma has over 250 different kinds. Maybe more now.

    Bookmark   February 10, 2012 at 6:27PM
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