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 2ft plantSmall plant 2-5 ftSemi-shadeFull sunDry conditionsModerate waterOrnamental foliageSeaside, salt tolerant plant

Sansevieria trifasciata 'Hahnii' is an incredibly versatile ornamental foliage plant. It is incredibly low-growing, just 2ft tall and can spread the same amount when planted in the ground. It is suitable for full sun, semi-shade, and is not too picky about water. It is even able to survive in dry conditions, making it an ideal choice for seaside planting and for those who only water occasionally. It is also salt-tolerant, making it suitable for a range of different areas. It is hardy in USDA Zones 9-11, and can be grown in pots where temperatures drop.

When growing Sansevieria trifasciata 'Hahnii', it is important to provide good drainage. This can be achieved with good soil, allowing it to be used in a range of different growing conditions. If growing in a pot, use a well-drained potting mix and plan to move it to a warmer area once temperatures start to drop. In colder regions, it is best to bring the plant indoors, where it can receive plenty of light and be watered regularly. Sansevieria trifasciata 'Hahnii' can be fertilized once during the growing season with a balanced fertilizer.

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