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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
Synonyms: [Dracaena trifasciata cv.]
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, 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 and so this plant would correctly be called Dracaena trifasciata. 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 conducted in our nursery library, from online sources, as well as from observations made of this plant as it grows in our nursery containers, in the nursery's garden and in other gardens where we have observed it. We will also incorporate comments received from others and welcome getting feedback of any kind from those who have additional information, particularly if this information is contrary to what we have written or includes additional cultural tips that would aid others in growing  Sansevieria 'Laurentii Mein Liebling'.
 
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