Plant ID forum: Question regarding a plant

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pajlis85
Jan 29, 2016 3:19 PM CST
Hello. Before my mom passed away this year, she gave me a plant of hers. She don't know what it's called but she brought the plant from Thailand and she said it could be used as an herb medicine. This plant does not have leaves. Once in a while (maybe months time) if you're lucky, you will see it will grow a stem full of fragrant blossom (similar to lavender). Please help me identify this plant.
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Dutchlady1
Jan 29, 2016 3:21 PM CST
Welcome! pajlis85!
This looks to be a Sansevieria, possibly S. cylindrica.
It makes a nice houseplant and is easy to care for.
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plantmanager
Jan 29, 2016 3:31 PM CST
I agree This is one I have, and love.
I just looked around to see how they're used for herbal medicine. Found this:
http://www.stuartxchange.org/Espada.html
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plantladylin
Jan 29, 2016 4:12 PM CST
I agree, it does appear to be a variety of Sansevieria. Check out these for comparison:

Snake Plant (Sansevieria cylindrica)
Snake Plant (Sansevieria bacularis)
Snake Plant (Sansevieria canaliculata)
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pajlis85
Feb 2, 2016 9:41 AM CST
Thank so much for helping. I will definitely look it up. Again thanks so much! 🤗
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plantladylin
Feb 2, 2016 11:19 AM CST
You didn't state where you live and there may be different varieties available in different areas. I see S. cylindrica for sale here in Florida at times but I've never seen S. canaliculata. Your plant looks more like S. canaliculata to me. Here are side by side pictures of both for comparison:
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pajlis85
Feb 2, 2016 2:58 PM CST
Plantladylin - I'm from Minnesota, but my mom brought the plant from Thailand. My plant looks more like the photo on the right you posted. I'm for sure it's not the snake plant then. Thanks.
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tarev
Feb 2, 2016 3:20 PM CST
That's a nice Sans you have there pajlis85! Lovey dubby
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plantladylin
Feb 2, 2016 3:34 PM CST
pajlis85 said: I'm for sure it's not the snake plant then.

pajlis85, Snake Plant is a common name for a lot of Sansevieria: http://garden.org/plants/browse/plants/genus/Sansevieria/

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