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Sansevieria trifasciata ID and Questions

Posted by greendale 6B (My Page) on
Sat, Jun 16, 12 at 0:14

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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RE: Sansevieria trifasciata ID and Questions

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

Good luck,


RE: Sansevieria trifasciata ID and Questions

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.


RE: Sansevieria trifasciata ID and Questions

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.

RE: Sansevieria trifasciata ID and Questions

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.

RE: Sansevieria trifasciata ID and Questions

did you buy that at walmart

RE: Sansevieria trifasciata ID and Questions

No. I bought it from Stop & Shop

RE: Sansevieria trifasciata ID and Questions

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

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