There are far more toxic house plants than Sansevierias to be more concerned about. The Board of Trustees of … According to Raimondo et al. Hasn't moved all morning. DO NOT, I repeat, do not plant this popular plant outdoors in the warm climates it thrives in (particularily my zone in Florida, 10), though! Login to add your Comment Light freezes kill the tall leaf ends even under cover and the 2013 freeze of several weeks, with a low of 24F, killed over half the clump. Ive never noticed my cats being interested in the plant at all. Snake Plant, Mother-in-Law's Tongue, Mother-in-Law's Nose, Saint George's Sword, African Bowstring Hemp. My mom said the woman told her that the plant was called "Mother-in law's tongue". The specific name hyacinthoides means resembling a hyacinth. Sansevieria angustiflora Lindb., Sansevieria grandis Hook.f., Sansevieria grandis Hook.f. I'll keep you all posted. I've now taken to planting them with other succulents: twisted sansevieria spikes leaping from the center of a cascade of Christmas cactus. Thumberg got the plant from its discoverer, Vincenzo Petanga from Napels, who wanted to name the genus after P.A. Mine bloom every summer except for the Hahnii types which have a growth pattern that reminds me of the top of a pineapple. i rarely water it--maybe once a month, if that. On Sep 27, 2003, amorning1 from Islamorada, FL wrote: On Apr 12, 2003, gaelen38 from Zephyrhills, FL wrote: I have heard the reason this plant is called "Mother In Law's Tongue is because of the properties of the liquid this plant contains. It is naturally found in sand forest of northern Kwa Zulu–Natal extending to tropical Africa. I was told that this plant only bloomed once every 10 year, or is it that it will bloom once it's 10 year old. As for the Mother-in-Law's Tongue, I've had one indoors in my office with no windows and only fluorescent light during office hours for several years. Sansevieria hyacinthoides Conclusions by Zone. It prefers sun or partial shade, in any soil type with added compost. Salmia guineensis (L.) Cav. I have recommended this plant to the many people that stop in and tell me they can't grow anything. On Aug 29, 2004, BingsBell from SC, MT (Zone 5a) wrote: As a no-brainer house plant, it is great. The only real instruction: don't over water. More like a funeral parlour! ... Sansevieria cylindrica . I moved into a property where mother-in-law's tongue was either planted or volunteered. 2000. Some damage was sustained, but it was easily cut out and has re-grown back. & Schult. My coworker has one for over 25 years. Another point: don't put these in plastic containers-- the roots will eventually warp the post into an oval, and crack most plastics. It was about 1-1/2 to 2 feet tall when she gave it to me and it is now over 3 ft tall. Van Wyk, B.-E. & Gericke, N. 2000. 141 members have or want this plant for trade. For high-tech electronic displays in Manhattan etc snake plants put in square stainless-steel containers looks ultra mod. It has soft flexible broad oblong leaves and is fairly low growing. Extremely low maintenance. Cordyline hyacinthoides (L.) W.Wight. I have not had a problem with it spreading, but I also drip it. . Water only sparingly during winter months to prevent rot, otherwise when the soil becomes dry. The edges of the leaves produce small round "seeds". I have held one prisoner for years in a pot in the yard. Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping, Grow outdoors year-round in hardiness zone, All parts of plant are poisonous if ingested, Handling plant may cause skin irritation or allergic reaction, By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets), Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds, Remove fleshy coating on seeds before storing, Seed does not store well; sow as soon as possible, N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed. In Japan this plant is called 'Tigers Tail,(とらのお)'. All my co-workers started asked me about the Snake Plant. The plant is about 4 feet tall and flowers every year. I have given it no care in the past 20 years. Best to keep it indoors carefully (reportedly poisonous) where it dosn't spread! When friends have tentatively asked for a good starter plant, this is the one I give 'em. Maybe it is too overcrowded? This plant also reminds people of a used car lots 1970’s/early 80’s office (the bad 70’s paneling and all that). We had cats at home and I've always had at least one cat as an adult and never experienced any problems. As these fall from the plant, many "babys" produced in the soil below. She didn't want her breakfast. I'm thinking of adding an intermediate layer, but not sure what. On Jul 13, 2004, hanna1 from Castro Valley, CA (Zone 9a) wrote: It is so easy to take care of this plant, no care at all, except when I lived in Chino Hills, Southern Calif, We had a freeze, the whole huge plant just bent over, and that was the end of that one. – African bowstring hemp : Species: Sansevieria fasciata Cornu ex Gérôme & Labroy Species: Sansevieria hyacinthoides (L.) Druce – iguanatail, bowstring hemp : Species: Sansevieria longiflora Sims – Florida bowstring hemp : Species: Sansevieria roxburghiana Schult. Sansevieria fasciata . Sansevieria is a light feeder, and too much fertilizer makes the leaves fall over. N.E.Br. ); skoonma-se-tong, aambeiwortel, haasoor (Afr. Blooms November through Feb here. On Mar 15, 2007, MollyMc from Archer/Bronson, FL (Zone 8b) wrote: Personally, I don't care for this plant due to it's invasiveness in zone 10 and they will poke you in the eye. On Jul 3, 2010, Peggy1155 from Fairless Hills, PA wrote: I think there is a lot of confusion here between the snake plant, called Mother-In-Law's Tongue and the plant called Mother-In-Law Plant (Dieffenbachia) - they are not related at all and are totally different. On Jul 7, 2004, LilCactusCat from West Monroe, LA wrote: Hello - I just purchased several buckets of this neat plant at my local home improvement store and was reading through all the notes posted. It seems to love to be crowded and gets taller when it is crowded. On Jul 23, 2014, dvcmck from white oak, PA (Zone 6b) wrote: Have several cultivars of trifasciata and have grown them all for years. The fruit is an orange berry, ± 8 mm in diameter. Before I moved in 2002, it had broken its pot (plastic) and was trying to escape out the bottom. Dieffenbachia is also called Dumb Cane and is the plant that can cause paralysis of the vocal cords. ... read more The roots are long, horizontal carrot like shoots that start a new plant wherever they get broken. Sansevieria hyacinthoides Druce, 1914 Synonyms . Even if indoors, if allowed to overhang another plant's pot they will drop the babies into the other pot and take it over. I planted a small plant and it has taken over the backyard and now going into the neighbor's yard, causing lots of issues. I am laborously digging out each root (which has run under other plant roots) and putting in a garbage bag to dispose. On Dec 31, 2005, MerryMary from Ocoee (W. Orlando), FL (Zone 9b) wrote: It grows very well here in zone 9b outdoors, not bothered much by the occasional frosts, but you must keep it in check, or it can take over a small area quickly. Leaves: The long, linear leaves are usually green with contrasting darker green stripes but may have yellow and/or white stripes along the edges or may have yellow cross bands. Family:Agavaceae. ); skoonma-se-tong, aambeiwortel, haasoor (Afr. I was so surprised when it bloomed once, about 5 years ago. guineensis L. Cordyline guineensis (Willd.) Sansevierias is a group of about 60 Agave related species from India, Indonesis and tropical Africa. Pl. Our material belongs to var. Not registered yet? On Jul 21, 2005, debbiewake from Charlotte, NC wrote: I had never heard that a snake plant was called a "Mother-in-law's tongue". I'm 65 and have always had these( or been around them as a child). The latter is indeed an invasive pest species, and is listed on the Florida Exotic Pest Plant Council (FLEPPC). i have never seen a pot that was destroyed by sansevieria. I am a little confused as to why someone said hardiness was not applicable. : 321 (1753). Survived the severe frost we had in early 2007 when temps got down as low as 19 degrees. African bowstring hemp; Other Scientific Names. ... read morer /> They thrive well indoors and much info is available about them on the internet and this website is great too. guineensis Linnaeus 1753, nom. Fabian, A. On Feb 28, 2017, fixerupper from Pompano Beach, FL wrote: I've always loved this plant. At Epcot, this plant is, or was, along the entry to the undersea ride, and made quite a nice show there looking somewhat like seaweed and all. I love this plant and will continue to share it with friends and family everytime it needs repotting. However, because of linguistic problems, Thumberg erroneously named it Sansevieria, after Raimondo di Sangro, prince of Sanseviero, who was a military man and an inventor, and had nothing to do with plants. To the people who have had this plant and cats at the same time, I think is great that they did not get sick! In its native habitat, plant foliage may rise to as much as … Sansevieria Trifasciata ‘Futura Superba’ The sansevieria trifasciata ‘Futura Superba’ certainly lives … Requires same care as the Snake plant. This plant can be weedy or invasive according to the authoritative sources noted below.This plant may be known by one or more common names in different places, and some are listed above. Plants of the northern provinces of South Africa: keys and diagnostic characters. I guess temperature or humidity extremes could still cause problems, but not here in San Francisco. Something like that.... On Mar 28, 2008, peachespickett from Huntington, AR wrote: Mine flowered indoors here in Arkansas in a sunny western window...tough plant, but the flower fragrance, as someone else here posted, literally made me almost sick. Leaves are attractively coloured. Sanseverinia thyrsiflora Petagna. It doesn't mind being ignored. Salmia spicata Cav. So many colors that appeal to different people, I can now see how this plant is popular again. Sansevieria hyacinthoides: Non-native Plant: bracken fern, tailed bracken fern: Pteridium aquilinum var. On Jul 22, 2004, NativePlantFan9 from Boca Raton, FL (Zone 10a) wrote: Snake Plant, Bowstring Hemp, or Mother-In-Laws Tongue is a great houseplant native to Africa. I have read varieties developed in the 1930’s and 40’s are by a grower named Sylvan Hahn are called birdnest types or called “Hanhii” for their smaller clusters of wide leaves. 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