Snake Plant or Mother-in-Law's Tongue, Sanseveria trifasciata

Sanke Plant

FAMILY:
Ruscaceae

ORIGIN:
Central America

DESCRIPTION:
Erect, rhizomatous perennial; clumps of succulent, strap-shaped leaves growing in a rosette to 4 ft.; available in colour choices of dark green with silver or yellow striations; 'Laurentii' with horizontally marbled leaves with broad yellow margins; 'Black and Gold' with solid green leaves with broad yellow margins; 'Silver Queen' blue green hue

CULTIVATION:
Water moderately; fertilize at half strength monthly; bright, filtered light - tolerates shade

PROPAGATION:
Remove offsets

COMMENTS:
Efficient removal of air pollutants; lean, wrinkly leaves are evidence of under-watering

 

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