27 December 2015

Sansevieria is Mother-in-Law's Tongue and Snake Plant



The Sansevieria Cylindrica pup we were given in 2009 has been happily growing into an adult.
Sansevieria Cylindrica
Flower bud
For the past few weeks it has been on a trek to full bloom. The bud appeared around Thanksgiving and we've been watching its progress as it formed a flower bud, bloomed and then grew a few feet tall.

Sansevieria Cylindrica is the typical shades-of-green but instead of the thin sharp edged leaves, it has round leaves, making some call it an inelegant oddball.

But, no matter. We love Sansevieria because it is so easy to get along with. Low water needs. Low light preferences. What could be a better interior decoration for dull winter rooms?
Sansevieria Cylindrica
Flower stalk

I'll admit that it isn't all peaches and cream like an African Violet with soft, fuzzy leaves and pretty flowers but for us minimalists, the structural form suits us just fine.

We've agreed that it is time to give it a larger pot now. And, in this photo from France I see how to help it stand upright with a layer of gravel on top of the soil.
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