Snake Plant (Sansevieria fischeri) in the Snake Plants Database

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Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Partial or Dappled Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 9b -3.9 °C (25 °F) to -1.1 °C (30 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 11
Leaves: Unusual foliage color
Flowers: Showy
Other: Flowering is erratic. Unlike plants such as agave which die after flowering, Sansevieria will simply cease to produce new leaves. The flowered plant will continue to grow by producing plantlets via its rhizomes or stolons.
Flower Color: White
Underground structures: Rhizome
Suitable Locations: Xeriscapic
Resistances: Humidity tolerant
Drought tolerant
Propagation: Other methods: Division
Stolons and runners
Containers: Suitable in 1 gallon
Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs excellent drainage in pots
Prefers to be under-potted

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Date: 2017-10-20New leaf detail
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Date: 2009-09-18New offset which will eventually become a cylindrical form.
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Date: 2015-01-10Adult leaf detail
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Location: The Natural StateDate: 2019-08-16Thank you to Gene (gasrocks), for sharing!
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Date: 2011-08-18One of my absolute favourite sansevierias, I love the foliage at
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Date: 2015-01-10Here's my plant with mature leaves
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Location: The Natural StateDate: 2019-09-14
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Discussion Threads about this plant
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Succulent and Cactus Chat for 2014 by gg5 Sep 12, 2018 3:08 PM 1,322
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Sansevieria, greatest house plants alive!! by Stush2019 Mar 29, 2020 11:29 PM 2,677

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