Houseplants forum: snake plant question

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Jeanpa
Sep 29, 2016 5:51 PM CST
Hello! I have a snake plant that was my grandmothers. She passed away in 1978 and I remember her having it for years. It flowered for me back in the 1980's. This is my question, does anyone think it will flower again? Thank you all for this great site!
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gasrocks
Sep 29, 2016 7:37 PM CST
Treat her right and she'll flower again. Gene

Jeanpa
Sep 29, 2016 7:56 PM CST
Thank you for your reply! I will and have shared this plant with at least a dozen people through the years!
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terrafirma
Sep 29, 2016 7:58 PM CST
Yes, I agree! I've had several that have bloomed off and on over the years.
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Hamwild
Sep 29, 2016 8:11 PM CST
I'd love a picture if you have one!
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purpleinopp
Sep 30, 2016 7:25 AM CST
There are bloom pics here: Snake Plant (Sansevieria trifasciata)

IDK about all species but S. trifasciata is monocarpic. Like a Bromeliad, each rosette can bloom once. After that, the mama rosette can live for quite a long time, and keep forming new pups. As each pup reaches its' maturity, it will bloom, then continue the colonization process of forming more pups.
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gasrocks
Sep 30, 2016 7:48 AM CST
I had 12 different species of Sans. bloom this summer. Gene
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Hamwild
Sep 30, 2016 9:05 AM CST
I am just curious what a rather old Sans looks like. *Blush*
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purpleinopp
Sep 30, 2016 12:04 PM CST
I've had my oldest kind for over 20 yrs, given to me by my Gramma who had had that plant for 40-50 yrs.

Here's a pic of one pot from 2002.
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A bloom pic from 2001.
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Those are some of my oldest plant pics, when I first got a digital camera. The plants of that kind that I have now are the same ones & their never-ending pups.
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Name: Gene Staver
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gasrocks
Sep 30, 2016 12:32 PM CST
My oldest is over 45. Gene
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Stush2019
Sep 30, 2016 2:34 PM CST
I also started with a snake plant that was my mothers'. That plant stayed with me for well over 40 years and bloomed often. Started with S. trifasciata Laurentii (yellow margins) which later gave me the all green ones S. trifasciata. Both pots grew over 4 ft. tall. I used tomato cages to help keep the leaves in order.



Also welcome to our site. Good information given here.
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madcratebuilder
Oct 1, 2016 9:44 AM CST
Very impressive Carebear.
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WillC
Oct 1, 2016 9:58 AM CST
Keep your snake plant very potbound and in as much light as possible to encourage flowering.
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purpleinopp
Oct 2, 2016 6:27 AM CST
The bloom that I got in 2001 was the only one in a period of about 15 yrs. Over the past 6 yrs or so, since I've been repotting plants often, I've had at least a dozen blooms.
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