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Name: Karen
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plantmanager
Dec 21, 2020 6:01 PM CST
Sansevieria in Bloom

This is commonly called the Whales Fin or Sharks fin. it is a semi succulent with wonderfully smudged leaves with a nice design. It's slow growing, but a definite 'Keeper'.It loves bright light and average temperatures. Water deeply and sparingly. It does best when it's not over watered. Mine blooms about every other year in my greenhouse.

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Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
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flaflwrgrl
Dec 21, 2020 6:04 PM CST
Really neat picture Karen! Can we see the entire photo please?
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Fleur569
Dec 21, 2020 6:38 PM CST
I never realized these plants bloomed. That is a very delicate looking flower for such a tough and sturdy plant. Well done banner.
Name: Karen
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plantmanager
Dec 21, 2020 6:50 PM CST
I thought this was the original pic, but I see it's not. I'm still looking for the right one!


They do bloom when they are mature and happy. This one was in my home for 10 years with no blooms. Now it has been in the greenhouse for 5 years, and it's bloomed 3 times.
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Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
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flaflwrgrl
Dec 21, 2020 6:56 PM CST
Close enough Karen, thanks! In the banner, it sort of looks like the bloom is sprouting out of the cut end of a leaf. That's why I wanted to see the whole.
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Name: Karen
New Mexico (Zone 7b)
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plantmanager
Dec 21, 2020 7:06 PM CST
The blooms come up out of the soil, right next to a mature leaf.
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Name: Rj
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crawgarden
Dec 21, 2020 7:08 PM CST
Interesting banner Karen!
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Frenchy21
Dec 21, 2020 8:11 PM CST
Great banner Karen! Love the bloom.
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arctangent
Dec 21, 2020 9:51 PM CST
I love this as much for the joy you clearly take in having nurtured this plant as for it's obvious beauty now that it's 'mature and happy'. And it definitely expanded my experience of sansevieria species. Thumbs up
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Name: Cal McGaugh
Escondido, California (Zone 10b)
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EscondidoCal
Dec 22, 2020 5:02 AM CST
plantmanager said:I thought this was the original pic, but I see it's not. I'm still looking for the right one!


They do bloom when they are mature and happy. This one was in my home for 10 years with no blooms. Now it has been in the greenhouse for 5 years, and it's bloomed 3 times.

Very interesting plant, and great banner, Karen.
10 years to get a bloom! Blinking
You are SO patient! Smiling

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slowcala
Dec 22, 2020 7:07 AM CST
Karen, that photo is astounding! I love that soft green color on the bloom, and that strip that looks like gold, which I think is the edge of where a leaf has been trimmed off. I just love the whole thing. You did good gurl! Lovey dubby
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Name: Karen
New Mexico (Zone 7b)
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plantmanager
Dec 22, 2020 2:23 PM CST
I want to thank you all for your enthusiastic comments and the much appreciated acorns. We have such a great group of banner watchers. Hurray! Thank You!

For the thumbs up, thank you to @arctangent, @dirtdorphins,@EscondidoCal, @flaflwrgrl, @Fleur569, @Frenchy21, @Johannian,@lovemyhouse, @Lucius93, @MoonShadows, @pardalinum, @slowcala, @SoCalGardenNut, @TexasPlumeria87, @touchofsky, @tveguy3, @vic, and @wildflowers.

Thank you to @Fleur569, @Frenchy21, and @slowcala for the generous acorns!


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Name: Karen
New Mexico (Zone 7b)
Region: New Mexico Region: Arizona Cactus and Succulents Plant Identifier Plays in the sandbox Greenhouse
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plantmanager
Dec 22, 2020 2:31 PM CST
@slowcala, that edge you commented on is the natural edge of the plant. For some reason it looks like it's naturally outlined!
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Name: Karen
New Mexico (Zone 7b)
Region: New Mexico Region: Arizona Cactus and Succulents Plant Identifier Plays in the sandbox Greenhouse
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plantmanager
Dec 22, 2020 6:41 PM CST
@webesemps, thank you so much for the acorns!
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Name: Laurie
southeast Nebraska (Zone 5b)
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lauriemorningglory
Dec 22, 2020 10:24 PM CST
Cool plant Karen! I've never seen a bloom, though I used to have a sansevieria (at least I think that is what I had). Tough plants. Congratulations on getting yours to bloom! Smiling
Name: Karen
New Mexico (Zone 7b)
Region: New Mexico Region: Arizona Cactus and Succulents Plant Identifier Plays in the sandbox Greenhouse
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plantmanager
Dec 22, 2020 11:54 PM CST
Thanks, Laurie! If you can give your plants summer vacations outside, they might surprise you with blooms.
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