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Products > Sansevieria trifasciata 'Laurentii'
 
Sansevieria trifasciata 'Laurentii' - Striped Mother-in-law's Tongue
   

 
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: 3-4 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' (Striped Mother-in-law's Tongue) - A tall robust plant to 3 to 4 feet tall with a tight clump of many vertically inclined dark green leaves with lighter gray-green zig-zag horizontal bands and broad longitudinal yellow stripes along the margins. Flowering on this cultivar is rare but not unheard of with fragrant greenish white flowers spaced out in clusters near the top of a vertical inflorescence within the foliage. 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, particularly if growing outdoors - can tolerate going months between watering and if grown outdoors in California does need to be kept under an eave or some other protection from winter rainfall and cold. A great large container plant for interior or exterior use that needs little care. This plant won the coveted Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Garden Merit in 1993. Our plant came from the collection of Sansevieria collector Alice Waidhofer. Sansevieria was long placed in the Agavaceae, then in the Dracaenaceae and by some in the Ruscaceae families, this genus is now considered to be correctly placed in the Asparagaceae (for now!). These plants are also sometimes commonly called Snakeplants.  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 trifasciata 'Laurentii'.
 
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