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Products > Sansevieria trifasciata 'Laurentii Mein Liebling'
 
Sansevieria trifasciata 'Laurentii Mein Liebling' - Mein Liebling Snake Plant
   

 
Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Succulent
Family: Asparagaceae (~Liliaceae)
Origin: Africa, East (Africa)
Evergreen: Yes
Variegated Foliage: Yes
Flower Color: White
Bloomtime: Infrequent
Fragrant Flowers: Yes
Parentage: (Sansevieria trifasciata 'Laurentii' sport)'
Height: 2-3 feet
Width: Clumping
Exposure: Sun or Shade
Irrigation (H2O Info): Low Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 30-32 F
May be Poisonous  (More Info): Yes
Sansevieria trifasciata 'Laurentii Mein Liebling' (Mein Liebling Snake Plant) - This semi-succulent plant forms a strongly upright clump, 2 to 3 feet tall, with leaves that are dark green with pale moss green margins and gray green horizontal bands with the occasional longitudinal band the same color as the margins. 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 but can tolerate going months between watering. If growing outdoors in frost free areas keep in a covered patio or under an eave where plants do not receive winter rainfall. A great container plant that needs little care. In Juan Chahinian's book The Sansevieria Trifasciata Varieties (1986) that this stable clone is a descendent from Sansevieria trifasciata 'Laurentii'. As with many such clones, plants can be propagated by division but leaf cuttings will yield typical Sansevieria trifasciata. Mien Liebling is German for "my dear". This cultivar reportedly originated at Shadow Lane Nursery in Plantation, Florida. 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 'Laurentii Mein Liebling'.
 
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