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Houseplants forum: Sansevieria, greatest house plants alive!!

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Name: Hetty
Sunny Naples, Florida (Zone 10a)
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Dutchlady1
Feb 15, 2012 4:13 PM CST
Stush2019 said: Wish I didn't have one so I could buy it again.


Spoken like a true plant addict! Hilarious!

Name: tarev
San Joaquin County, CA (Zone 9b)
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tarev
Feb 15, 2012 5:31 PM CST
Very well said Stush I tip my hat to you.

Ah fellow enablers..! It is so easy to feel the need to get a new plant indeed! Big Grin Big Grin
Name: Jelinda AKA jojoe Ivey
Thomson,Ga. (Zone 8a)
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jojoe
Feb 24, 2012 3:35 PM CST
Hello,

I haven't been able to get on-line lately due to having surgery and then complications from it.Just my luck Grumbling

I am back hopefully for a while anyway.I have 2 sansevieria and I got them both marked down this winter.Well it's getting close to being time to pot them up.While i was in the hospital they both decided to have babies!! Confused

I believe at one time stush told me what kind they were but i can't remember Shrug! maybe i will get lucky enough that someone will tell me again what kind of sansevieria they are.

My problem right now is i had planned on putting both of these plants in the same pot,they are small so i thought it would be ok and look good with them both in a pot together.BUT what do i do with the little babies.Do they need to be put into small pots by themselves until they grow up some? Can i put the 3 babies in a pot of their own and let them get bigger in the same pot.Then i would have a pot with the older plants and one pot with the babies.

This is my first time growing this particular plant and stush has helped me in the past,i'm hoping someone can give me some advice ( & maybe stush will see this) Hurray! Do these plants like to be root bound,how big of a pot should i go up to? I will post pictures of them

Thank you
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Name: Sheryl
Hot, hot, hot, Feenix, AZ (Zone 9b)
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sheryl
Feb 24, 2012 6:44 PM CST
Hi Jelinda, welcome back, hope you're feeling better.
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Stush2019
Feb 24, 2012 6:46 PM CST
Jelinda,
Great having you back. Those Sans look like the ones Sansevieria Trifasciata Futura type, Black Futura 'Goldedge' also known as 'Midnight Shine'. They could be different ones but look exactly like it. I would not cut them up. Leave the pups (as their called) on the mother plant. The pups will grow larger than the mother if left on. I would plant all up into the same pot leaving room for the pups to expand out. I plan to put mine up in a small window box. I have 3 different pots full.
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Note that the pups here have overgrown the mother in the middle.



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tropicbreeze
Feb 25, 2012 10:05 PM CST
An interesting situation for Sansevieria. I'm keeping an eye on a place for a friend who is away for a long period. There's some Sansevieria growing near an outlet from an airconditioner. There's pretty well a constant stream of water which is pooling around the plant so it's sitting in shallow water. And there's no signs of the plant not liking it. I'd always thought they needed good drainage, this one obviously doesn't and still looks very healthy.

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Name: tarev
San Joaquin County, CA (Zone 9b)
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tarev
Feb 25, 2012 10:26 PM CST
I think as long as the water and temp that the Sans get is warm it will not mind. At my in-law's place in Manila, when they experienced that terrible flooding in 2009, all their Sans survived quite well in spite of being in flood for more than a month.

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tropicbreeze
Feb 25, 2012 11:41 PM CST
It surprised me a bit Tarev. But the plant looks to be doing really well. There's some more further along that are on higher ground and they all look the same.
Name: Hetty
Sunny Naples, Florida (Zone 10a)
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Dutchlady1
Feb 26, 2012 4:42 AM CST
I find that surprising too. Thanks for the interesting info.
Name: 'CareBear'

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Stush2019
Feb 26, 2012 12:46 PM CST
Zig,
You know we are still learning. Keep pictures, include temp, soil conditions, type of Sans. And most of all, keep us updated.
Sans do like it on the dry side but nature adapts. The plant looks like Sansevieria Trifasciata Hahnii (Bird Nest). Only a guess. There are too many varieties out there. One thing, it is all green type which are the hardest kinds.
Thanks for the info.
Stush
Name: tarev
San Joaquin County, CA (Zone 9b)
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tarev
Feb 26, 2012 8:04 PM CST
You are right Stush, we are all in a learning curve. That info of the Sans surviving in Manila in deep flood waters got me blindsided with my Sans here two years ago..that's why I almost killed mine when I left it outdoors during winter. Forgot to consider the temperature during winter. Manila weather is almost always above 80F and higher with the humidity. While weather here in our area goes really chilly and with episodes of freeze warnings, so my Sans really sulked big time, so indoors I grow her from then on. And to think they do not even use cactus soil there.

Soil in Manila is always rich loamy soil, easy to plant a lot of stuff. And with the torrential moonsoon rains there, even without flood, it should be too much for the Sans to handle, but they are just growing so well there. So I surmise that the Sans are more particular with the temperature.

Amazing at times how the plants adapt Big Grin
Name: 'CareBear'

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Stush2019
Feb 27, 2012 2:21 PM CST
Jelinda,
I have a friend who is very knowable on plants. He informed me that your Sans are in the Futura Simplex or Compacta group. Midnight Shine is a rare type slightly different than the Black Futura Goldedge. As I stated before. ID'n Sans is very difficult and I can only give a best guess. It is good to have friends who can help us out. He plans to join our group soon I hope.
They are very beautiful plants no mater what they are. I still would put them all together in a window box setting.
Zig,
When I was in Clearwater Florida, there was wild sans growing around the area and I mistook them for regular Trifasciata. Was wrong (again). I now believe they are Sansevieria hyacinthoides. It is a weed down there and they have a hard time killing it. These guys are very tough. I wish I could have studied them more. See what effects weed killers had on them. I heard you have a similar problem there.
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Name: Hetty
Sunny Naples, Florida (Zone 10a)
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Dutchlady1
Feb 27, 2012 2:45 PM CST
The Sansevieria hyacinthoides is a category II invasive in Florida. I better get mine out of the ground Thumbs down
I have a few in a pot which is very nice and I feel I can leave it there without any problem especially since it is in my lanai so birds cannot distribute the seeds.
Name: 'CareBear'

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Stush2019
Feb 27, 2012 3:18 PM CST
Hetty,
I should have known you know about this. Can you post a picture of these. It is different that the ones we have. The ones I saw on line is not too good. I like to learn more about these. Are they really that much stronger and tougher that ours? Also I read on another forum about Round-up creating variegation in Sans. They were using this on them to get rid of. I wonder if some sections are variegated? Keep a keen eye out. Let us know.
Stush
Name: Chris
Ripon, Wisconsin
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goldfinch4
Mar 5, 2012 12:18 PM CST
This one is a houseplant. I received it as a gift in a small dish garden which sat on my desk at work. It's about 25 years old. I had a house fire once and it got sprayed with a fire extinguisher. I just washed it off and repotted and it's still growing strong. Right now it's 64" tall!

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Stush2019
Mar 5, 2012 1:07 PM CST
Chris,
Well all I can say is Holy Crap!!! I have had one for a very long time (longer than yours) and it is about 50 inches which I thought was some kind of record. It looks like Sansevieria Trifasciata but is never able to give a clear ID. Too many look alikes. That is a real winner. Nice. Are the colors solid or does it have some snake skin pattern on it. Also what is the widest leaf section on it. Can you take a few more pictures closer up?
Stush
Name: Chris
Ripon, Wisconsin
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goldfinch4
Mar 5, 2012 1:22 PM CST
OK, here are a few more pix. The "silver" one is a young leaf, in the group shot you can see how the leaves get darker as they age. The last picture is a old leaf but they still retain their markings as they age. The widest leaf is only about 3" at the widest part.


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Name: 'CareBear'

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Stush2019
Mar 5, 2012 1:39 PM CST
Chris,
Looks more like the one I have Sansevieria Trifasciata. My Sans. Tri~ Laurentii grows a litter taller, about 50 inches now.

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Thanks to some friends at another garden site, I now have 18 cultivars of Sans. trifasciata. I also have 2 different species of another Sans. Some different species (and there are over 170) grows to over 10 feet or more. I would not recommend them for house plants.
Name: Chris
Ripon, Wisconsin
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goldfinch4
Mar 5, 2012 1:47 PM CST
Wow, nice collection!
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tropicbreeze
Mar 6, 2012 1:37 AM CST
That tall one sounds really good, provided it didn't become too invasive.

The Sans here are real survivors. We have a really dry and hot dry season and a very wet and hot wet season. I was doing a report on an historic homestead (abandoned in the mid 1960's) where there had been some Sans growing, along with a few others. The Sans had grown into quite a large clump. I recommended they be left but with a root barrier around them to prevent further spread. They're part of the historic fabric of the site and needed to be preserved. It was interesting how they'd survived despite the neglect and harsh environment. And another there was Caladium in a similar situation. It's made me believe Caladiums are only delicate if you "baby" them, or 'kill them with kindness'.

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