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Sansevieria 'Superclone'

Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Succulent
Family: Asparagaceae (~Liliaceae)
Origin: Africa, East (Africa)
Evergreen: Yes
Variegated Foliage: Yes
Flower Color: White
Bloomtime: Summer
Synonyms: [Sanseveria kirkii 'Superclone']
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 'Superclone' - A tall robust Snakeplant with a typical clump having 3 to 4 vertically inclined blue-gray colored leaves that can reach 4 to 6 feet tall and have a slightly wavy brown edge. Though not inclined to flower with any regularity the individual lightly fragrant white flowers are over 6 inches long in a cluster that can be a foot wide atop a 2 foot long inflorescence. 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 has long been suspect of being an undescribed species or aligned with another species but was first named by Grigsby Cactus Garden (Sansevieria kirkii var. kirkii - Superclone #81-071 from Kenya-Uganda) and this name or at least the cultivar name 'Superclone' has stuck. Grigsby reportedly got the plant from the Heidelberg Botanic Garden and it was originally collected by Peter Bally in Kenya, Uganda. It looks superficially like Sansevieria kirkii but the color is grayer and the long thicker leaves more stiffly upright. 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!).  This description is based on research and observations made of this plant as it grows in our nursery, in our nursery garden and in other gardens that we have visited. We also try to incorporate comments received from others 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 'Superclone'.