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Sansevieria trifasciata var. laurentii (v) AGM

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Characteristics

Plant type

Houseplant or Conservatory/Greenhouse

Habit

Clump-forming

Resilience

Hardiness

H1b (heated greenhouse - subtropical)

Colour

Flower

Green and White in Spring

Foliage

Green, Grey/Silver and Yellow in Autumn, Spring, Summer and Winter

Size

Ultimate height

0.5-1 metres

Ultimate spread

0.1-0.5 metres

Time to ultimate height

5-10 years


Preferred common name

variegated snake plant

Family

Asparagaceae


Sanseviera are stemless, erect, rhizomatous, succulent perennials with evergreen, ovate or strap-shaped, leathery leaves often attractively marbled, and short spikes of small fragrant tubular greenish-white flowers

S. trifasciata var. laurentii is an erect evergreen perennial to 75cm in height, with strap-shaped, mottled grey-green leaves edged with creamy-yellow. Tubular greenish-white flowers occasionally appear in erect racemes

Synonym(s)

  • Sansevieria trifasciata 'Laurentii'

How to grow

Sunlight

  • Full sun

Aspect

  • South-facing or East-facing
  • Sheltered

Cultivation

Grow under glass or in a frost-free enviroment. Pot on only when pot bound. Tolerant of neglect. Protect from winter wet

Soil

  • Well-drained
  • Alkaline or Neutral
  • Sand or Loam

Propagation

Propagate by suckers or division

Suggested planting locations and garden types

City/Courtyard Gardens, Low Maintenance or Patio/Container Plants


How to care

Pruning

No pruning required

Pests

May be attacked by vine weevil

Diseases

Generally disease free