Sansevieria trifasciata is a succulent, evergreen perennial species in the Asparagaceae family. Leaves grow to between 80-100cm in length and 5-7cm wide, they are dark green with contrasting yellow margins. Probably the toughest and most tolerant houseplant you can find, its virtually indestructible and a great choice for the beginner gardener. Its attractive patterned leaves don't flop or spread so it's great for tight spaces, or where you want something upright. Commonly known by the names Snake Plant because of the shape of its leaves and Mother-in-Laws Tongue due to the sharpness of the leaves. It thrives on neglect and is drought tolerant, disliking excessive watering (drench once a week and allow to dry out between watering's). Short spikes of small fragrant tubular greenish-white flowers can appear in summer.
Generally not harvested.
Remove in late summer & pot on.
Leaf cuttings can be done in Spring or early Summer.
Africa, South, Africa
Full Sun, Partial Shade, Partial Sun
Soil PH preference
A low maintenance plant that is prefect as a house plant in conservatories or sub tropical indoor greenhouses.
Generally disease free