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Products > Sansevieria 'Giant Spoon'
Sansevieria 'Giant Spoon' - Giant Spoon Snake Plant

Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Succulent
Family: Asparagaceae (~Liliaceae)
Origin: Africa, Central (Africa)
Evergreen: Yes
Flower Color: White
Bloomtime: Infrequent
Fragrant Flowers: Yes
Height: 1-2 feet
Width: 1-2 feet
Exposure: Shade
Summer Dry: Yes
Irrigation (H2O Info): Low Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 30-32 F
Sansevieria 'Giant Spoon' (Giant Spoon Snake Plant) - This tough semi-succulent plant with stout rhizomes from with emerge foot to 18 inch long by 3 to 4 inch wide dark green leaves with light green horizontal banding. Plant in a shady spot where it has been hardy to at least 30 F if kept dry or in a very well-drained soil. Sansevieria 'Giant Spoon' is a bit of a mystery but was a plant so tagged in a collection of Sansevieria acquired in 2004 from the late Alice Waidhofer, a renowned Sansevieria collector who lived in Stockton California and whose main Sansevieria collected now resides at Nong Nooch Tropical Garden in in Na Chom Thian, Thailand and the Huntington Botanic Garden in San Marino, California. We have not been able to find any additional information about this cultivar other than the plant label, which indicated that Alice Waidhofer got the plant from Ruth Crane in 1982. Ruth Crane was also a Sansevieria enthusiast with plants such as Sansevieria 'Crane's Black Sport', named for her but otherwise we know little about her. This plant appears closest to Sansevieria concinna. Molecular phylogenetic studies have determined that Sansevieria should actually be included in the genus Dracaena and so this plant would correctly be called Dracaena 'Giant Spoon'. This change does not have universal acceptance and 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 'Giant Spoon'.