name: "Snake Plant" or "Mother-in-Law Tongue"
Latin name: Sanseveria trifasciata 'Laruentii'
to: East Zaire
Growth habit: A columnar plant with leaves that grow
nearly vertical... generally not extending much beyond the
diameter of it's container.
Flowers: Yes, but unsightly.
Temps: Normal indoor temps
Humidity: Not critical.
Pests: Not really affected by
10" Snake Plant
information: "Snake plants" are so diverse
and easy to grow. They can be placed nearly any where except total
darkness. In full sun they may bleach or loose some of their
coloration. Check for water weekly... allowing about 1/3 of the soil
mass to dry
between waterings. The most common problem with this plant is
over-watering. Feed bi-monthly with Peter's Plant Food.
Sanseverias are available from small starter plants to five foot
specimens. Propagate by dividing the plant. Their are over 30
varieties of Snake plants.
"Snake plants" are readily available from small
3" starter plants to large and heavy specimens in 14"