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A picture of a Sickle-Leaf Mother-In-Law's-Tongue

Sickle-Leaf Mother-In-Law's-Tongue

Dracaena hallii

Also known as

Sansevieria hallii

Full Shade
Easy care


RHS hardiness


Minimum temperature


  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

More images of Sickle-Leaf Mother-In-Law's-Tongue

Close-up of the tubular flowers of Sansevieria hallii flowering in the Botanical Society Conservatory, Kirstenbosch.
Sansevieria hallii growing below a baobab tree in southern Zimbabwe.
Sansevieria hallii growing on a rocky cliff in the Levuvu Gorge, Limpopo Province.
Sansevieria hallii. Growing on the embankment of a river at the Gonarezhou National Park, southeastern Zimbabwe.
Close-up of the plants in habitat at Gonarezhou National Park, Zimbabwe.

Sickle-Leaf Mother-In-Law's-Tongue Overview

Dracaena hallii represents a rare succulent, with mottled, sickle-shaped leaves and beautiful white flowers. It was previously known as Sansevieria hallii and is often still sold as such. It is confined to the northeastern parts of the Limpopo Province in South Africa, as well as the southeastern, low lying parts of Zimbabwe. Easily grown from seed and an asset to Desert and Karoo gardens.

Special features of Sickle-Leaf Mother-In-Law's-Tongue

Drought resistant

Attractive flowers

Pot plant

Indoor plant