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Name: Jacquie (JB) Berger
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JB
Apr 18, 2016 12:34 PM CST
A friend gave me three snake plants two years ago. I really am not a fan of them but they are beginning to look really good and I have some questions about keeping them and when to transplant them. Wondering where to find these people on the plant forums.
Name: Gene Staver
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gasrocks
Apr 18, 2016 12:43 PM CST
Ask me. I have 109 species of Sans. Many are blooming right now. Gene
Name: Jacquie (JB) Berger
Wrightstown, New Jersey (Zone 6b)

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JB
Apr 18, 2016 1:03 PM CST
Please tell me what cultivars these are if you can see from these pictures. I could become a real fan of these plants and to be honest, I am deathly afraid of snakes and I have never owned one for that reason. Then my friend gave me these three babies and I really was not thrilled until the little one got babies, then they caught my eye. Thumbs up I put them on my plant list but I am not sure I gave them the right names. I do appreciate your help. I want to learn about these now.

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Cinta
Apr 18, 2016 1:31 PM CST
Check this topic here at Houseplant Forum. We love this plant.

The thread "Sansevieria, greatest house plants alive!!" in Houseplants forum
Name: Gene Staver
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gasrocks
Apr 18, 2016 1:34 PM CST
These plants have nothing to do with snakes whatever. My guess is that you have a very common form of Sans. Trifasciata. Google that and look at the images. Very durable plant. Gene
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plantladylin
Apr 18, 2016 2:19 PM CST
JB, San's are very drought tolerant and easy plants. I agree that yours are probably varieties of S. trifasciata: http://garden.org/plants/search/text/?q=Sansevieria+trifasci...

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Name: Jacquie (JB) Berger
Wrightstown, New Jersey (Zone 6b)

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JB
Apr 18, 2016 2:26 PM CST
I agree Thank You!
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purpleinopp
Apr 19, 2016 12:15 PM CST
The bottom pic looks like the plain (non-cultivar) species, many pics right on this site, though there are some pics of cultivars as well.
Snake Plant (Sansevieria trifasciata)

Gene, what an amazing collection! If adding some pics to the database sounds like fun to you, and your schedule permits, more pics are always welcome. Or, you could post pics amid any discussion with the name(s) and invite others to associate them with the proper plant for you, in which case you and the person who creates the association each get an acorn.
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Name: Gene Staver
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gasrocks
Apr 19, 2016 1:28 PM CST
I know the Latin name for each and every Sans. plant I own. I'm trying to do some cross breeding on my own. Gene
Name: Jacquie (JB) Berger
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JB
Apr 20, 2016 8:37 AM CST
I think the thing that frustrates me the most, considering I propagated and sold tropicals and tender perennials for the past 10 years, is when someone gives me a plant without a name. It just makes me crazy and yet some people trade and grow all sorts of noids and even cross breed without a clue what the names are. I think the reason It bothers me so much is because when selling I just had to have a cultivar in order to honestly sell the plant I had grown. I never wanted to mislead anyone nor did I want to sell something with the wrong name attached and then have it tarnish my reputation.

Since retiring I have eased up a bit but I still have a bit of a problem when I see a beauty on Facebook or Pinterest and there is no name. I think it must be my age. I am really getting too old and my patience is not what it used to be.

Looking forward to seeing some of your collection.
Name: Gene Staver
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gasrocks
Apr 20, 2016 9:22 AM CST
JB - I am with you, I will not buy a plant that doesn't include proper ID. I realize that many people will indeed buy a plant based only on how it looks. However, my belief is that I will get more pleasure frrom doing this, be able to pass that pleasure along to others and perhaps more money in the long run if every plant I deal with has the right name. Just posted 8 pix on the other Sans. thread. Gene
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purpleinopp
Apr 20, 2016 9:56 AM CST
Great, just trying to be chatty.
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Name: Jacquie (JB) Berger
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JB
Apr 20, 2016 12:43 PM CST
@gasrocks, you can't get off that easily. I saw the pictures on the other thread and I did not see any names....come on now. How am I to learn what is what and who is who without names under the pictures. Unless you are waiting to take the individual plants and their names. Confused nodding Sighing!
Name: Gene Staver
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gasrocks
Apr 20, 2016 1:26 PM CST
Like I said, they are inside grouped very close together = hard to get good pix. So, you are asking me to take clear, sharp pix of 109 species of plants and ID each? That probably will not leave me time to water them and they will die so no need for a pix, eh? I'm new here and I assumed (that terrible word) that someone might even thank me for posting any pix. Oh well. Gene
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Name: Jacquie (JB) Berger
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JB
Apr 21, 2016 9:49 AM CST
Come on @gasrocks, I am 87 years old and if you would do one a day for 109 days, I just might get lucky and live long enough to see them all. But then, if you are going to tease us with telling us you have 109 species, but will not take time to tell us what they are, then I guess I will just forget about praying you care about making an old lady happy.

Don't get your shorts in a knot Gene, I am a great kidder and love plants and people. I am happy to see whatever you want to show us. I would not want to have you too busy to take care of your plants. I guess I will just go pout now since you made me sad. Have a great day my friend and relax and enjoy life. You only get one chance to go this way and there is no turning back. Enjoy the moment. Sighing!
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gasrocks
Apr 21, 2016 10:16 AM CST
Like I said, as soon as I get them outdoors it will be so much easier to get good pix. Which I hope is very soon. Gene
Name: Jacquie (JB) Berger
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JB
Apr 21, 2016 10:55 AM CST
Thank You!
Name: Gene Staver
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gasrocks
Apr 21, 2016 11:00 AM CST
Wow, 87, I admire that. I sometimes (too often) sit and feel sorry for myself because I'm getting old. I'm 69. Gene
Name: Jacquie (JB) Berger
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JB
Apr 21, 2016 11:41 AM CST
gasrocks said:Wow, 87, I admire that. I sometimes (too often) sit and feel sorry for myself because I'm getting old. I'm 69. Gene


I think I was fine with aging until I hit 70. Then I began to get annoyed at the fact that I was getting old and slowing down. Just then, I found myself 80 and more aches and pains from falls off of horses and taking falls over stupid things like wagon handles and flower pots. I had several online plant sale stores and still have a valid Nursery Certificate for the State of NJ, when July 1, 2015 I got up on my desk and leaned down the back to untangle some wires and the next day I could not get out of bed. I strained every muscle and nerve on my right side and ended up in bed and unable to walk without help or pain for 101 days. Yes, I was counting. I then graduated to physical therapy and ended up loosing hundreds of baby plants in the greenhouse because even though I had someone watering them and watching for insects, they were not aware of "scale" and did not see it. By the time I was able to get to the greenhouse every plant but 2 had scale and had to be thrown away. The greenhouse was sterilized and sprayed and completely emptied and I went out of business. I lost over $500 worth of starter plants and many of my stock plants, but fortunately my favorites that I was not propagating were outside for the summer and safe from the insects. I formally closed every store effective July 1, refunded money, and then I really was feeling sorry for myself. In fact, I was darned depressed and found myself with anxiety and vertigo. Don't think about getting old because when your body is ready it will just do it for you and your mind must go along with it.

I am now playing around with my tropicals and those snake plants, some Epis and I decorate horse shoes for the benefit of the Horse Park of New Jersey. I walk with a cane when I remember it. I limp and hurt but d*** I am not giving up yet. I have all the outside containers filled and ready to get my annuals to plant, the greenhouse heaters are out and fans are in, and I am bound and determined to enjoy this summer because I sure did not do it last summer. So, Gene, get away from the computer and move your old body around so your muscles do not get weak. I am sure my being so active over the years is why I am able to walk again today. Sorry, did not mean to get so wordy but I think 69 is a great age, I was having a ball at that age. My problem now is, all my friends I had fun with are dead and I get really lonely at times, but then I go talk to Tony the old pony that lives here with me and my tropical birds and my Cavalier Spaniel. Living on a Christmas Tree Farm is kind of fun. Not much room for gardens but my kids keep the containers full and I do have a field of daffodils and some lilac, iris, peonies you know, the old fashion perennials and trees. I am out of here. I talk too much. Have a good day. Time for a walk around the farm with the dog. I refuse to give up my old animals because they are all the close friends I still have left.
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May 27, 2016 4:22 PM CST
JB---I love you! I know you love me too--but--I am "only" 79!!! Whistling

Love the story you just wrote. I will print it out for posterity. You need to do the same.

Trying to get all my plants outside. Too tired on work-days--and it is not too hot.
As we may expect--80+ temps just hit us like a to of rocks. That's Baltimore for you.
Hope you can make it to 88 and 89, and, eventually, to 90!!!

Gasrocks! I hope YOU make it to the 90's--and be as good as solid rocks.
The secret? Keep on plugging--never stop and ignore the calendar.
You are only as old as you feel. I feel like i am in the late 40's sometimes..
Other times--every bone hurts and I feel really old. Then--I shake it off and say
that it was just my imagination.
YES! JB abd i are two old goats. Baaaaaa--aaaaad....POW! right in the kisser!!!

Love kissing--- Gita Rolling on the floor laughing

his is my deciduous Azalea called "Great balls of Fire" Woo hoo--send the fire truck!!!
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This was a gift from a DG friend. Do you remember Paul on DG?
The one who drove here so we could dig up my massive. old Wintersaweet shrub."
That was maybe 3 years ago? Now it resides in Paul's parent's garden.
Paul is getting married this year to his long time GF.
Group hug Gita

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