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Products > Sansevieria trifasciata 'Singer's Silver'
Sansevieria trifasciata 'Singer's Silver' - Singer's Silver Sansevieria

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.]
Height: <1 foot
Width: Spreading
Exposure: Cool Sun/Light Shade
Irrigation (H2O Info): Low Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 30-32 F
May be Poisonous  (More Info): Yes
Sansevieria trifasciata 'Singer's Silver' A very attractive variegated plant with relatively short leaves 10 to 12 inch long by 1 to 2 inches wide with green margins and a broad central band of silvery white banded with green. Sansevieria trifasciata can bloom in summer with sweetly fragrant flowers but this cultivar does not seem to do so, even in greenhouse conditions. Will tolerate low light levels but grows best and flowers if given bright light. 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 very nice container plant that needs little care and can be used in a raised bed under and eave as a foundation planting. This plant is an older cultivar that was a sport of Sansevieria trifasciata 'Silver Frost' that was first sent to Sansevieria authority Juan Chahinian by the legendary Southern California plantsman Manny Singer with the name Sansevieria trifasciata 'Hahnii Striata'. As this is an illegitimate name we acknowledge this source by naming the plant after Manny and Bert Singer of Singers' Growing Things nursery in Northridge, CA.. We first received this plant in 2004 with a collection of Sansevieria from noted Stockton collector Alice Waidhofer.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 the research that we have conducted about this plant in the San Marcos Growers library, from what we have found on reliable online sources, as well as from observations made of our crops of this plant growing in the nursery and of plants growing in the nursery's garden and those in other gardens where we may 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 trifasciata 'Singer's Silver'.