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Plants Matching sansevieria

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Image of Sansevieria photo by: James H. Schutte

James H. Schutte

(Mother-in-law's Tongue, Snake Plant)

The genus Sansevieria contains 60 species of tropical and subtropical plants best known for their attractive, sword or strap-shaped evergreen leaves. All are distributed in areas of Africa, Madagascar, India and Indonesia. Those from southern Africa and Madagascar are most drought and sun tolerant while those from equatorial climates exist in jungles and are adapted to full to partial shade and moister growing conditions. Some African species are known as bowstring hemp because their strong...

Image of Sansevieria

Mark A. Miller

(Hybrid Mother-in-law's Tongue, Hybrid Snake Plant)

This striking selection or hybrid of the familiar houseplant Sansevieria trifasciata has tall, slender, erect, heavily white-streaked leaves.

Sansevieria trifasciata (commonly known as snake plant or mother-in-law's tongue) is a tender evergreen perennial from tropical West Africa. Its fibrous, succulent leaves arise from thick fleshy underground rhizomes which spread to form large clumps and sprase thickets. Elongated clusters of fragrant greenish-white flowers appear under...

Image of Sansevieria cylindrica photo by: Gerald L. Klingaman

Gerald L. Klingaman

(African Spear Plant , Ife Hemp, Spear Orchid, St. George's Lance)

Succulent, rounded, sword-like leaves set this unique snake plant apart from more common flat-leaved species. Its upright, spiky foliage forms tight, fan-shaped basal rosettes that lend bold, modern looks to indoor and outdoor garden spaces. Each variegated leaf has irregular dark and lighter gray-green bands. A wand-like flower spike lined with starry tubular flowers appears annually in summer. Spear orchid is native to tropical Africa, extending across southern Africa from Angola to Zambia. It...

Image of Sansevieria ehrenbergii photo by: James H. Schutte

James H. Schutte

(Blue Snake Plant, East African Wild Sisal, Sword Sansevieria, Sword Snake Plant)

Bearing fleshy, channeled, boat-shaped leaves in fan-like rosettes, this tender perennial little resembles its ubiquitous relative, mother-in-law's tongue (Sansevieria trifasciata). Sanseveria ehrenbergii is native to Northeast Africa and Saudi Arabia. The long, upright, blue-green to dark green leaves are arranged in two ranks along a short stem that arises from a woody underground rhizome. The leaf edges are red with a white papery fringe and a sharp pointed tip. Plants in the...

Image of Sansevieria grandis photo by: James H. Schutte

James H. Schutte

(Large-leaved Sansevieria, Somali Hemp)

The handsome, dappled, oval to lance-shaped leaves of this evergreen perennial are significantly broader than those of its familiar relative Sansevieria trifasciata (commonly known as mother-in-law's tongue). This tough, adaptable succulent is native to dry savannas of eastern Africa.

The erect, leathery, bluish-green leaves of Sansevieria grandis arise from long stout underground rhizomes that spread to form extensive clumps. The leaves typically have slightly cupped, maroon-tinged...

Image of Sansevieria kirkii photo by: James Burghardt

James Burghardt

(Kirk's Sansevieria, Star Sansevieria, Star Snake Plant)

This evergreen perennial from woodlands of tropical East Africa -- mainly Tanzania -- is grown for its leathery, dagger-shaped, beautifully patterned leaves. Star sansevieria is closely related to the familiar houseplant Sansevieria trifasciata, commonly known as mother-in-law's tongue.

The smooth, wavy-edged, medium- to dark-green leaves arise from thick, reddish, underground rhizomes that spread to form large clumps. The erect to spreading leaves often have silver-gray blotches, dark...

Image of Sansevieria masoniana photo by: James H. Schutte

James H. Schutte

(Mason's Congo)

Wide, upright leaves that look like beaver's tails or paddles are the most distinguishing feature of Mason's Congo. A tender perennial from central equatorial Africa, it grows from a large, swollen rhizome, often the size of a grapefruit or small melon. Over time, a single plant forms a a loose but broad clump.

Each thick, leathery leaf is tall and broadly lance-shaped. The irregular, wavy edges are often maroon to purple and leaf centers are deep green mottled with lighter green spots. Tiny...

Image of Sansevieria perrotii photo by: James H. Schutte

James H. Schutte

(Blue Sansevieria, Robusta Snake Plant)

A powdery bluish-white film covers the long, v-shaped leaves of blue sansevieria. Young plants look somewhat like bromeliads when young and a stubby-stalked aloes once mature. This frost-tender tropical perennial is native to eastern Africa.

This plant is commonly misspelled as Sansevieria perrotti. Growing from fleshy, water-conserving rhizomes (underground stems), this snake plant develops a short stem. From the stem's tip emerges long, lance-shaped leaves that are dark green striped...

Image of Sansevieria trifasciata photo by: Felder Rushing

Felder Rushing

(Good Luck Plant, Mother-in-law's Tongue, Snake Plant)

This tender evergreen perennial from Tropical West Africa has been a popular houseplant since Victorian times. Its succulent, upright, dagger-shaped leaves are horizontally banded with attractive mottled designs of pale green, dark green and yellow. The leaves arise from thick fleshy underground rhizomes which spread to form large clumps. Elongated clusters of fragrant greenish white flowers appear under ideal growing conditions, with orange berries following.

This nearly foolproof houseplant...

Image of Sansevieria trifasciata

James Burghardt

(Good Luck Plant, Mother-in-law's Tongue, Snake Plant)

A dwarf cultivar of the familiar houseplant Sansevieria trifasciata 'Golden Hahnii' forms low rosettes of erect, oval, gray-green leaves with dark green cross-bands and broad creamy-yellow margins.

Sansevieria trifasciata (commonly known as mother-in-law's tongue) is a tender evergreen perennial from Tropical West Africa. Its fibrous, succulent leaves arise from thick fleshy underground rhizomes which spread to form large clumps. Elongated clusters of fragrant greenish-white...