Houseplants forum: Sansevieria, greatest house plants alive!!

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Name: 'CareBear'

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Stush2019
Nov 17, 2011 12:10 PM CST
I love house plants but my love is Sansevieria, (Snake Plant). How can some one start a forum for just this. Some of my sans. enjoy.



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Name: tarev
San Joaquin County, CA (Zone 9b)
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tarev
Nov 17, 2011 12:28 PM CST
Wow! Those are really lovely plants!!!! I almost killed mine...so far it is gradually coming along. I underestimated the effects of outdoor cold temperature and too much rain last year. So do you keep them indoors all year round?
Name: 'CareBear'

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Stush2019
Nov 17, 2011 12:56 PM CST
Tarev,
I keep most of my sans on the front porch from May to October which is very large and covered. They get the morning sun and I have complete control of how much water they get. If you keep them warm and very low water they tend to overcome anything. Very hard to kill. In the winter I cut back on watering to almost nothing. You could keep them indoors all year if you want. No problems. When you first buy them, their usually in a regular potting soil mix. Sans like fast draining like cactus. If over watered, no big deal, just let it drain out and not collect in the bottom tray.
Thanks, Stush
Name: Charleen
Barnesville, Ga. Zone 7b-8 (Zone 8a)
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Ridesredmule
Nov 17, 2011 1:19 PM CST
Wait til one blooms for you!! Now that is great too. They love to be rootbound to bloom.
Name: Sheryl
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sheryl
Nov 17, 2011 4:11 PM CST
Huh.... they don't fall under the cacti and succulent category?

They were a favorite to plant under trees when I was in Phoenix. I just killed a couple by letting them get too cold, too. Maybe they're root hardy? Sad
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Name: tarev
San Joaquin County, CA (Zone 9b)
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tarev
Nov 17, 2011 6:15 PM CST
I learned my lesson now, so I am going to grow my snake plant totally indoors Big Grin

Just happy to see it alive, too bad the leaves are now so uneven with some topside wrinkled, it really took a hard beating during that winter season...

I saw a lot of them when I was in Manila, growing crazy like weeds indoors and, even in those heavy moonsoon rains, but with the matching onerous heat afterwards, it just enjoys it there so much...so Snake plant, no cold, sizzling heat a-okay!

Somehow I got carried away with my other succulents that has been surviving in my garden in whatever weather...so this snake plant needs some consideration temperature wise.


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Name: 'CareBear'

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Stush2019
Nov 18, 2011 1:02 PM CST
Tarev,
Your plant looks like Sansevieria Trifasciata Laurentii. I have some very old ones for years. They are over 50 inches tall now.
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Also if you click picture, it will go to Photo Bucket Site and you could see all of my collection that I have put on.
Name: 'CareBear'

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Region: Pennsylvania
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Stush2019
Nov 18, 2011 1:04 PM CST
Tarev,
Sorry link to picture from Photo Bucket didn't work.
Name: Charleen
Barnesville, Ga. Zone 7b-8 (Zone 8a)
Walk in Peace / I'm Charley's Mom.
Miniature Gardening Mules Tip Photographer I sent a postcard to Randy! I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Plant Lover: Loves 'em all!
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Ridesredmule
Nov 18, 2011 1:30 PM CST

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This one is tall, one is the others are growing. Have to tie it up.
Name: tabby
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tabby
Nov 18, 2011 1:40 PM CST
HTML doesn't work in this forum and offisite images can't be put in a message.
But bulletin board code works, which is similar:
Stush's link
Name: Alan
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GardenGuyAZ
Nov 18, 2011 3:05 PM CST
This is another houseplant I've always killed when I tried to grow it in a pot. Maybe I should try it outdoors???

























Name: Charleen
Barnesville, Ga. Zone 7b-8 (Zone 8a)
Walk in Peace / I'm Charley's Mom.
Miniature Gardening Mules Tip Photographer I sent a postcard to Randy! I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Plant Lover: Loves 'em all!
Charter ATP Member Garden Ideas: Level 2 Seller of Garden Stuff Butterflies Birds Region: Georgia
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Ridesredmule
Nov 18, 2011 3:53 PM CST
Do you get freezing weather? Alan.
Give it well drained soil and it doesn't need to be baby'd, it is usually very tough...
Name: tarev
San Joaquin County, CA (Zone 9b)
Always count your blessings in life
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tarev
Nov 18, 2011 4:09 PM CST
Wow! Those are really tall Snake plants Stush and Charleen! I feel your pain Alan! But try it indoors and in pots like I am doing now...seems to be working better for the plant. My plant would have been as tall as Charleen's had it not dwindled due to that cold weather..plus now that I think of it, I used the wrong pot...I planted it first on a self watering pot, so with the rains coupled by cold weather, bad recipe for this plant rotting away the roots. Now that I have switched it to a properly draining pot, and really gave it a good exposure last summer before bringing it indoors this fall, it has given me new babies.

I have been good in growing different cacti and succulents outdoors and was blindsided by the near failure on this Snake plant. Ah, live and learn! Thanks for all the advice!!!
Name: Charleen
Barnesville, Ga. Zone 7b-8 (Zone 8a)
Walk in Peace / I'm Charley's Mom.
Miniature Gardening Mules Tip Photographer I sent a postcard to Randy! I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Plant Lover: Loves 'em all!
Charter ATP Member Garden Ideas: Level 2 Seller of Garden Stuff Butterflies Birds Region: Georgia
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Ridesredmule
Nov 18, 2011 5:33 PM CST
Things like that does jar us, doesn't it? I have gone thru a lot of cacti....

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tropicbreeze
Nov 18, 2011 8:43 PM CST
They're called Mother-in-Law's Tongue here. I've got lots, but all the one species, scattered around the garden.
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They flower in winter and produce the most amazing fragrance. It overwhelms the whole property. But the fragrance is only during the night. Much the same as Dracaenas.
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Name: Sheryl
Hot, hot, hot, Feenix, AZ (Zone 9b)
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sheryl
Nov 18, 2011 10:10 PM CST
Wow, I've never seen a bloom on one before.

Alan, you can do it outside in bright shade. You'd definitely need to water it.
In the end, only kindness matters.

Science is not the answer, it is the question.


Name: tarev
San Joaquin County, CA (Zone 9b)
Always count your blessings in life
Region: California Houseplants Plays in the sandbox Orchids Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Composter
Cactus and Succulents Dragonflies Hummingbirder Amaryllis Container Gardener Xeriscape
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tarev
Nov 18, 2011 10:45 PM CST
Wonderful photos Zig! Hurray!
Name: 'CareBear'

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Stush2019
Nov 19, 2011 1:29 PM CST
Charleen,
If you noticed on tall sans in my photo, I have them in tomato cages. Works great and lets them look more natural.
Also to all,
I was in my local Wal-Marts only to see all their plants marked down anywhere from 50 cents to $2.50 for a nice size 4 inch pot. Hundreds of cactus and house plants including some very nice sans. the Sans were all black leafed and some with yellow edges. Seems people in my area doesn't appreciate indoor plants. Seems like nobody wants them. Very sad indeed.
Stush
Name: Charleen
Barnesville, Ga. Zone 7b-8 (Zone 8a)
Walk in Peace / I'm Charley's Mom.
Miniature Gardening Mules Tip Photographer I sent a postcard to Randy! I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Plant Lover: Loves 'em all!
Charter ATP Member Garden Ideas: Level 2 Seller of Garden Stuff Butterflies Birds Region: Georgia
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Ridesredmule
Nov 19, 2011 1:40 PM CST
They don't appreciate the air they breathe. Plants help clean the air too.
I love my plants...I'll show more when I get them loaded.
Tomatoe cages are great, aren't they????Stush?????
Name: Charleen
Barnesville, Ga. Zone 7b-8 (Zone 8a)
Walk in Peace / I'm Charley's Mom.
Miniature Gardening Mules Tip Photographer I sent a postcard to Randy! I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Plant Lover: Loves 'em all!
Charter ATP Member Garden Ideas: Level 2 Seller of Garden Stuff Butterflies Birds Region: Georgia
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Ridesredmule
Nov 19, 2011 4:09 PM CST

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This is plant I need to plant, it's an extra. Got little roots in there too!
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I used candy canes Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing
I got to get thespears. I'll moved them down and get you a pic.

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