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

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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: [Dracaena pethera var. pulchra]
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, Sansevieria was most recently placed in the subfamily Nolinoideae within the Asparagaceae family. Molecular phylogenetic studies however have determined that Sansevieria should actually be included in the genus Dracaena. Since the name Dracaena kirkii previously existed Sansevieria kirkii var. pulchra could not use its existing epithet and is now called Dracaena pethera var. pulchra. Because of the long standing use of its old name, and to not cause customer confusion, we continue to list this plant under its previous Sansevieria name.  The information on this page is based on our research that has been conducted on this plant in our nursery library, from online sources, and from observations made of the crops growing in the nursery, plants in the nursery's garden and those in other gardens where we have observed it. We also have incorporated comments received from others and welcome getting feedback from those who may have additional information, particularly if this information includes cultural information that would aid others in growing Sansevieria kirkii var. pulchra.
 
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