Sanseveria trifasciata

Botanical Name: Sanseveria trifasciata

Phonetic: San-seh-Vair-ee-uh Try-Fas-see-ah-tuh

Common Name(s): Snake Plant/Mother-in-Law’s Tongue

Family: Asparagaceae
Origin: Nigeria
Plant Type: Herbaceous perennial
Persistence: Evergreen

Leaf Type: Simple
Number of Leaflets:
Leaf Color: Colorful, deeply green with light gray-green horizontal stripes
Fall Color: –
Texture: Coarse
Density: Not dense
Bloom Season: Rarely flowers indoors
Flower Color(s): Greenish-white

Exposure: Part shade, warm sunny locations indoors
USDA: 10-12
Climate Zone(s): 
Growth Rate:               
Height: 2-4 Feet
Spread: 1-2 Feet
Hydrozone: Medium
Pest/Diseases: No serious problems, overwatering can cause root rot, mealybugs, spider mites
Soil: Soil based potting mix

Features: Erect, fleshy, sharply-pointed, sword-shaped leaves, small fragrant flowers, orange berries
Uses: Good low maintenance indoor plant

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