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Products > Sansevieria kirkii var. pulchra
 
Sansevieria kirkii var. pulchra

This listing for information only - We no longer grow this plant  

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Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Succulent
Family: Asparagaceae (~Liliaceae)
Origin: Africa, East (Africa)
Evergreen: Yes
Variegated Foliage: Yes
Flower Color: White
Bloomtime: Summer
Synonyms: [Sanseveria kirkii]
Height: 3-4 feet
Width: 4-5 feet
Exposure: Sun or Shade
Summer Dry: Yes
Irrigation (H2O Info): Low Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 30-32 F
Sansevieria kirkii var. pulchra - This semi-succulent plant from Zanzibar in Tropical East Africa can form a clump up to 4 ft. tall but is usually 3 feet tall. It has attractive rippled, undulating, dark green leaves, smudged with light green and reddish margins. Very showy white flowers are in rounded clusters that arise on a stout inflorescence from the center of the plant. Will tolerate low light levels but grows best and flowers if given bright light and even tolerates full sun. Hardy to 30-32 F. Water sparingly and not at all as temperatures dip in winter if growing outdoors - can tolerate going months between watering. A great container plant for interior or exterior use that needs little care. Long placed in the Agavaceae, the Dracaenaceae and by some in the Ruscaceae families, this genus is now considered to be correctly placed in the Asparagaceae.  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 kirkii var. pulchra.
 
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