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Products > Sansevieria suffruticosa 'Frosty Spears'
 
Sansevieria suffruticosa 'Frosty Spears' - Frosty Spears Sansevieria
   

 
Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Succulent
Family: Asparagaceae (~Liliaceae)
Origin: Africa, Central (Africa)
Evergreen: Yes
Variegated Foliage: Yes
Flower Color: White
Bloomtime: Infrequent
Height: 1-2 feet
Width: <1 foot
Exposure: Cool Sun/Light Shade
Irrigation (H2O Info): Low Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 30-32 F
Sansevieria suffruticosa 'Frosty Spears' - A very distinctive and slow growing plant that with time forms a clump of open rosettes of upwardly arching cylindrica leaves. The younger leaves have a concave inner side that runs the length and are shorter and more arching. More mature leaves are to 18 inches long and completely cylindrical and smooth. These leaves emerge a silvery white color and darken to a pale blue green color and are horizontally banded in blue green with very narrow pinstripe longitudinal lines as well. Aerial stolons are produced which allows the clump to expand. Grow in very bright light to maintain strong pale coloration. Though we have only grown this plant indoors, the Sansevieria suffruticosa group is noted for its relative cold tolerance and this plant may be able to be used outdoors in Southern California in locations such as under an eave that is sheltered from winter rainfall and frost. If anyone has experience with this, we would love to hear their experiences with it. Sansevieria suffruticosa is from Kenya but there is considerable confusion regarding this plant and its origin as there apparently were multiple clones that used this name. One named cone has the cultivar name 'Blue Clone' and is thought to have thinner and smaller leaves. Another thought is that this plant is actually a cultivar of the Somalian species Sansevieria phillipsiae. Our plants originally from Grigsby Cactus Nursery.  This description is based on research and observations of this plant as it grows in our nursery, in our nursery garden and in other gardens that we visit. We also incorporate comments received and appreciate getting feedback of any kind from those who have any additional information about this plant, particularly if they disagree with what we have written or if they have additional cultural tips that would aid others in growing Sansevieria 'Frosty Spears'.
 
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