Houseplants forum: Snake plants (Sansevieria) forming buds

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Name: Tiffany
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purpleinopp
Apr 21, 2016 2:01 PM CST
I just put these in the ground for summer vacation over the 4/9-4/10 weekend & noticed these buds a couple days ago. How cool is that?! Can't wait to sniff!


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Name: Gene Staver
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gasrocks
Apr 21, 2016 3:42 PM CST
Nice. Something to look forward to indeed. Many people grow Sans. and never see blooms. Some species will not bloom until they are 8-15 years old. Some blooms don't smell much at all. Some, can fill up your whole house with a beautiful aroma. I remember once I was awoken in the middle of the night by one bloom. Wonderful. Gene
Name: Tiffany
Opp, AL (Zone 8b)
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purpleinopp
Apr 21, 2016 4:24 PM CST
Thanks! I've had this around for a couple decades, passed down from Grandma. Blooms are always a thrill!
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Name: Ibis
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IbisFla
Apr 24, 2016 8:48 AM CST
I knew that Sans could bloom but had no idea some were fragrant. I learn something every time I'm on this site Thumbs up
Name: Karen
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plantmanager
Apr 24, 2016 8:55 AM CST
Congrats on your coming blooms! I have many sans, and so far only 2 of them have bloomed for me. One had no scent, and the other one filled up the room and was wonderful. Yours must be enjoying it's vacation outdoors.
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Name: Tiffany
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purpleinopp
May 16, 2016 4:49 PM CST
The flowers are starting to open. They do smell good but I had to do some kind of as-yet-unnamed yoga move to get my nose down there. LOL!
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Name: Karen
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plantmanager
May 16, 2016 7:30 PM CST
Your plants must be happy. They only bloom if they're happy and responding to your good care.
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Name: Tiffany
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purpleinopp
May 17, 2016 5:00 AM CST
Thanks! I have fun with them! :)
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Name: Karen
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plantmanager
May 17, 2016 10:05 AM CST
They are fun! I envy people who can grow them outdoors. They do so well outdoors, but mine have to go in for the winter.
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Name: Gene Staver
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gasrocks
May 17, 2016 10:42 AM CST
But give them enough light in the winter and they will do just fine. Mine do. Gene
Name: Karen
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plantmanager
May 17, 2016 10:52 AM CST
Thanks, Gene, they do ok during the winter, but when they get outside they grow so much more quickly. Last December we visited in Florida. I couldn't believe the huge stands of Sans that we saw outside. Most of them were very tall and happily blooming.
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purpleinopp
May 17, 2016 3:13 PM CST
Thanks, Karen! Yes, mine have to come inside for winter too and is why I said they're in the ground for summer vacation. In Z8, it's too cold to leave Sans outside all year. This winter they'll get to stay in new greenhouse with tons of light instead of just being stuck wherever they will fit. Usually about the last thing to come inside because I wait till the last minute to send as many extras away to new homes as possible. Once I pot them back up, I don't want to mess with doing that again until the next fall.

For the first dozen or so yrs I had a pot of Sans (totally rootbound, as "they" suggest,) there was never any action, just the same old plant, looking the same from the glacially slow pace of growth. But when I started repotting often, leaving more room for new pups to grow, a lot of very quick growth started happening, and several blooms per year. As a monocarpic plant, each rosette can only bloom once, so having new rosettes growing quickly is helpful if one wants to experience blooms often. It's not necessary at all to put them in the ground for that, but I enjoy having them "as annuals" much more than something like marigolds, and don't have to worry about watering so many pots.
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