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Weed'em & Reap Snake plant Sansevieria freePosted Friday, January 27, 2012, at 8:19 AM
Sansevieria trifasciata in flower (from Wikipedia)
I have about 10+ Sansevieria plants to give away. They are in one pot which I want to keep, but we can separate them depending on how many would like them. If there is only one who wants them, they can have them all. I don't want to come home with them.
Extremely easy to take care of, an indoor plant and they grow well in low light. They apparently came from Africa originally and in doing a quick check for the official name I came across this on Wikipedia "It is commonly called the snake plant .. because of the shape of its leaves, or mother-in-law's tongue because of their sharpness. In China, it is known as hǔwěilŠn (虎尾兰, Tiger's Tail Orchid). In Japan, it is called 'Tiger's Tail,(とらのお）'. In Brazil, it is commonly known as espada-de-s„o-jorge (sword-of-saint-george).
It can flower as seen in the photo, but don't hold your breath for them. In the 35 years+- that I have had them, I may have seen them flower once and it was not profusely. There may be ways to maximize their environment to encourage flowering, but I am not an expert.
There was no need to be an expert, since they grow quite well with neglect. A perfect indoor plant. :-)
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