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Sansevieria is a genus containing around 61 evergreen species in the Asparagaceae family. Many are commonly called Snake Plant or Mother-In-Law's Tongue. These succulent perennial plants are often grown indoors as houseplants, favoured for their tolerance of neglectful watering and low-lighting. They can also be grown as spectacular specimen plants for desert gardens in tropical climates that do not experience freezing temperatures. Flowering is not particularly common in cultivation, but when they appear, flowers are starry and white in colour. There is great variation within this genus, with plants ranging from succulent desert species to thinner-leaved tropical plants. Most species are stemless, xerophytic and rhizomatous.
Divide clumps in spring.
Remove suckers in spring and replant immediately.
Root leaf cuttings with bottom heat during summer. Cuttings from variegated cultivars will lack the same variegation patterns, if grown from leaf cuttings.
Plant in 2 parts loam based compost and 1 part course grit, water moderately, decreasing water in winter when growth slows down.
Grow indoors in bright filtered light to indirect light.
Can tolerate long periods of drought.
Africa, Madagascar, India, Indonesia.
Full Sun, Partial Shade, Partial Sun
Soil PH preference
White, Cream, Yellow