Plant ID forum: Is this Snake Plant (sansevieria trifasciata)?

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Name: Jean
Hot Springs Vlg, AR, DeLand, F
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rocklady
Sep 4, 2013 12:49 PM CST
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Any day you wake up on the sunny side of the grass is a good day.

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Name: Tara
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terrafirma
Sep 4, 2013 1:14 PM CST
Also called Mother in laws tongue. I'd love to see more of to know for sure that it's S.trifascata, but it sure looks like it from the top. Is it tall? Or short and squatty?
If it's short, than it's Bird's Nest Snake plant, and I've never seen that one bloomโ€ฆ

Oops, just clicked the pic. and it does look tallโ€ฆSorry.
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Name: Jean
Hot Springs Vlg, AR, DeLand, F
Region: Florida Daylilies Garden Ideas: Master Level Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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rocklady
Sep 4, 2013 1:25 PM CST
I thought I had a better picture, but I couldn't find one. The leaves are tall -- anywhere from 12 to 18" high, It isn't low and squatty, I do know that! I have seen these plants all my life and this is the first time I ever saw one bloom!
Any day you wake up on the sunny side of the grass is a good day.

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Name: Tara
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terrafirma
Sep 4, 2013 1:27 PM CST
Green Grin! Isn't it great!?!? The only ones that bloom for me are those that are outside.
Name: Jean
Hot Springs Vlg, AR, DeLand, F
Region: Florida Daylilies Garden Ideas: Master Level Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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rocklady
Sep 4, 2013 1:33 PM CST
This one had been outside all summer and I was surprised when I saw the blooms, so I brought it inside, as we do have frost sometimes in DeLand.
Any day you wake up on the sunny side of the grass is a good day.

"The moving hand writes and having writ moves on. Neither all thy piety nor all thy wit can lure it back to cancel half a line nor all thy tears wash out a word of it." The Rubiyat by Omar Khayyam
Name: Tara
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terrafirma
Sep 4, 2013 1:40 PM CST
Yes, and I'm even further North. I have some in the ground that have survived several winters so far, but it is a sheltered area of the yardโ€ฆGotta love those micro-climates! Smiling
Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Sep 4, 2013 2:26 PM CST
Jean: It sure looks like: Snake Plant (Sansevieria trifasciata)

I've heard it can be invasive if grown in the ground here in Florida; I find it to be fairly cold hardy, mine were all grown in containers but would stay outside year round. I left a few pots at our other house for our tenants and gave some to the neighbors when we moved. I had one bloom during the winter a few years ago.
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purpleinopp
Sep 4, 2013 2:40 PM CST
Cool! Be sure to get a good sniff!! It should smell heavenly, and be strong enough to overpower a small room. I've seen a bloom twice, having had this plant for about 20 years.
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Name: Jean
Hot Springs Vlg, AR, DeLand, F
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rocklady
Sep 7, 2013 8:17 AM CST
@plantladylin I have found that just about anything you put in the ground in FL can become invasive. Hilarious! Hilarious! Hilarious!
Any day you wake up on the sunny side of the grass is a good day.

"The moving hand writes and having writ moves on. Neither all thy piety nor all thy wit can lure it back to cancel half a line nor all thy tears wash out a word of it." The Rubiyat by Omar Khayyam

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