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Sansevieria trifasciata, Birds Nest Sanseviera, Mother in Law Tong

Sansevieria trifasciata

Birds Nest Sanseviera, Mother in Law Tong
Family: Asparagaceae   (Formerly:Dracaenaceae / Liliaceae / Agavaceae)
Subfamily: Nolinoideae
Origin: Zaire
Groundcover and low-growing 2ftSmall shrub 2-5 ftFull sunSemi-shadeModerate waterDry conditionsOrnamental foliageSeaside, salt tolerant plant

Sanseviera trifasciata 'Hahnii' or Birds-nest Sanseviera is a sort of Sanseviera trifasciata 'Laurentii' found in New Orleans in 1939 with an entirely different habit. They form a low growing, vase-like rosette of broad elliptic spirally-arranged leaves. Plants form clumps growing to 12 inches tall with an equal spread, are very robust and sucker freely. Sanseviera trifasciata 'Hahnii' will survive in a wide range of conditions. They tolerate low light conditions and are very drought tolerant.Too much water tends to rot the plants at the soil line. Plant are fertilized only once during the growing season with a balanced fertilizer. Propagation: Offsets, leaf cuttings on non variegated forms. Sansevieria trifasciata 'Hahnii' are propagated by the removal of suckers at any time of the year.

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