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Sansevieria parva - Kenya Hyacinth

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

 
Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Succulent
Family: Asparagaceae (~Liliaceae)
Origin: Kenya (Africa)
Evergreen: Yes
Flower Color: White
Bloomtime: Summer
Fragrant Flowers: Yes
Synonyms: [Sanseveria parva]
Height: 1-2 feet
Width: 2-3 feet
Exposure: Shade
Irrigation (H2O Info): Low Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 25-30 F
Sansevieria parva (Kenya Hyacinth) - Sansevieria parva, sometimes called Kenya Hyacinth, is a relatively fine-textured species with narrow, reflexing leaves about 8 to 16 inches long and 0.5 to 1 inch wide. Rosettes are composed of 6 to 12 medium green leaves with dark green cross-bands. From Eastern Africa (Burundi, Kenya). Great for containers in dry shaded areas. We have had plants of this species outdoors for many years (20+) and as long as they are kept dry they tolerate winter temperatures below 30 F without damage. This is probably the hardiest of the Sansevieria and we have maintained this plant in containers outdoors in our garden for many years. 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 our research and observations of this plant as it grows in our nursery and our own landscape plantings and in other gardens that we visit. We also incorporate comments we receive from others and appreciate receiving feedback of any kind from those who have 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 parva
 
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