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Name: Jonna
Mérida, Yucatán, México (Zone 13a)
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extranjera
Nov 21, 2011 2:12 PM CST
Here are a few pics of some I have, all in pots. I like the variegated ones best but the round one is kind of cool. I got this piece from a friend where it had taken over a long wall of his garden, it was really out of control so he was ripping all of it out. It was also in full sun there. I put it in a small pot up in the depths of the terrace where it got very little light. It survived but didn't look too happy. Recently I moved it to a spot where the sun hits it for a couple hours a day and it is perking up. The blades are round to oblong, no edges.

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These are some other variegated ones I have, at least the ones downstairs. I have a few more upstairs but I hurt my ankle this week and I'm not going up and down the stairs when I can avoid it.

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I believe this is Sansevieria hahni.

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Name: Hetty
Sunny Naples, Florida (Zone 10a)
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Dutchlady1
Nov 21, 2011 3:55 PM CST
A lovely selection and the S. hahnii has beautiful markings.I have a S. hahnii too but it is darker. They call it the 'Bird's Nest Sansevieria' because it makes a low to the ground rosette.
The one with the all-round leaves is S. cilindrica and is very drought tolerant.
Name: Kristi
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pod
Nov 21, 2011 5:54 PM CST
I love your presentation on the S. cylindrica. It is so attractive with the length of the clay pot accenting its' shape. May I ask if that is a clay wine cooler? Very unique!

Do you know if your third photo is called Bantells sensation?
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Stush2019
Nov 21, 2011 6:39 PM CST
Jonna,
I love your Sans. The bottom is a hahnii but it a special one called Gold Hahnii 'Favorite'. It is rare but is starting to come around in some nurseries. I have one almost like it called Gold Hahnii. Thanks for the pictures.
Stush Hurray!
Name: Jonna
Mérida, Yucatán, México (Zone 13a)
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extranjera
Nov 21, 2011 8:16 PM CST
No, the pot the S. cylindrica (thanks for the name) is in is not a wine cooler, it's much taller. It's about 3' tall and is one of the shapes available near here. There are towns in the countryside of the Yucatan where they make pottery, Ticul is the main town. I bought 2 of those cylinder shapes there. They aren't high fired, so they can fall apart if left out in the rain but they are cheap and come in great sizes and styles.

I don't know the name of the 3rd picture down, it is an unusual (for here) color in that it is not yellow at all, it's white and a clear green.

I have some of the pups from the S hahni (wow! Gold hahni 'favorite' I love knowing the name, thank you) surrounding a bowl for a Betta fish on my bedroom terrace. They are filling in a bit, I need to divide and spread them out a little again. I hope eventually they will completely surround the Betta bowl which is one of those giant paella clay cookers set inside another clay pot from Ticul. Red Bob the Betta lives there and seems happy even though his house also functions as a water bowl for the dogs at night. He hides under the rocks when the dogs are drinking.
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Name: Hetty
Sunny Naples, Florida (Zone 10a)
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Dutchlady1
Nov 21, 2011 8:26 PM CST
That is a lovely bowl!
I agree that the third picture down is most likely Sansevieria trifasciata 'Bantel's Sensation'. It is a vigorous grower so it's easy to get offsets!
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Stush2019
Nov 22, 2011 7:21 PM CST
Jonna,
I submitted you photo of Hahnii to the plant profile. You should get a 1/2 acorn credit.
Stush
Name: Carole
Clarksville, TN (Zone 6b)
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SongofJoy
Nov 23, 2011 3:34 PM CST
These photos are all beautiful. Lovey dubby I think the Sans are underutilized. They have a lot to offer.
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Name: Hetty
Sunny Naples, Florida (Zone 10a)
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Dutchlady1
Nov 23, 2011 3:52 PM CST
I agree. So many people only know one or two kinds.
Name: Jelinda AKA jojoe Ivey
Thomson,Ga. (Zone 8a)
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jojoe
Dec 28, 2011 11:33 AM CST
Hello,

I just posted a question on houseplants forum about how to care for a Sansevieria Trifasciata that I just bought.I have tried to look up some info on it,but it's hard and time consuming to find the info you want to know.

If anyone would be nice enough to share some information I would really appreciate it!! I tip my hat to you. Smiling
I don't know what would be a good soil mixture and I need to know the water requirements to get the potting medium right.So any help on light,water and drainage needs would be a big help!!!

I usually use a good potting soil,peat,orchid bark,vermiculite,perlite and different npk ratio's of fertilizer.I use or don't use them at different ratio's according to the plants needs!It helps to know what to hold back on or not add and what soil base to use.I don't know if this plant likes a good draining soil to dry between watering it or likes to stay moist.

How big will my plant get.I will post another picture of it.

I'm sorry for posting this twice but I didn't realize this thread was here when i posted it the first time,maybe more people will see it.I won't make a habit out of double posting.

Thank you very much and have a happy new year!!!!!
Every time I get a new plant that I know nothing about I get so scared of killing it.I love all of my plants and I haven't been collecting long enough to know much about many plants.I'm constantly learning.
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Name: Hetty
Sunny Naples, Florida (Zone 10a)
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Dutchlady1
Dec 28, 2011 11:52 AM CST
As a very well-known Sansevieria expert of my acquaintance told me recently: when in doubt, don't water. These plants originate in desert-like areas. Very well draining mix and low water. The one you have will tolerate mostly sunny conditions, with some shade.
Name: Hetty
Sunny Naples, Florida (Zone 10a)
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Dutchlady1
Dec 28, 2011 12:15 PM CST
And by the way, there are many varieties of Sansevieria trifasciata, it looks like you may have one of the shorter varieties. The plant will eventually make enough offshoots so that you can share them Smiling
Name: Jelinda AKA jojoe Ivey
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jojoe
Dec 28, 2011 1:41 PM CST
Thank you very much Hetty,

OK, so mine is a dwarf that's not going to get real big.Good that's what i was hoping.I had no idea there were so many different ones.I went on a web site I believe stush posted somewhere and couldn't believe all the beautiful plants.I thought oh this could turn into another addiction (as my hubby calls it)

Stick with a well draining soil, not a lot of water and medium sun and it should be off to a good start.

One more question what do you feed it (fertilizer).?
Thank you so much!!!
Jo
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Name: Hetty
Sunny Naples, Florida (Zone 10a)
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Dutchlady1
Dec 28, 2011 2:14 PM CST
Nothing right now, but in the spring give it a well rounded general fertilizer, like Dynamite 13-13-13 or similar.
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goldfinch4
Dec 28, 2011 3:15 PM CST
Jonna, love the markings on Gold Hahnii 'Favorite'! Very cool pot you're putting your pups around too.
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Name: Kristi
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pod
Dec 28, 2011 7:45 PM CST
JoJoe ~ I noticed your zone is 8a.

If I can add to the information you have already received,

In summer, I would place it in bright light but not direct sunshine.

Southern summer sun can burn the leaves of Sansevieria.

It is a pretty plant, you will love it and look for many more types of Sans.
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Stush2019
Dec 28, 2011 9:27 PM CST
JoJoe,
Some people don't bother to water sans during winter months at all. I water just a little once a month. Use well draining cactus mix with 50% pumice. You could wait till spring to do it if you don't water much. Also avoid drafts. What you have looks like Sansevieria Trifasciata Black Futura 'Goldedge'. A lot of them have been coming out of China lately. I just bought one a few months ago on clearance with dead house plants at my local Wal-Marts. They didn't water them which had no effect on the sans. Also most at big box stores and grocrey stores have wrong names on them. Good Luck and have Fun.
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Name: Jelinda AKA jojoe Ivey
Thomson,Ga. (Zone 8a)
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jojoe
Dec 29, 2011 8:08 AM CST
Thank you all very much for the advice & info!!!! I tip my hat to you.

I'm going to have to move it because the tag on it said full shade, Whistling I need to put in some sun!!!!!

This is why I prefer knowledge from experience over information from web sites!!!! I'm all ears!
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PiaLouiseSourvi
Jan 1, 2013 3:04 PM CST
[...Hey ya guys, I had been after one of these Sansevieria Trifasciata for a few years now. However, most specimens I had seen were out of my price range, so I left it until I could afford one. I was at the hospital last week and I saw a one on the reception windowsill. It looked a bit worse for ware, so I asked the receptionist to move it to a sunnier windowsill. We started talking and I mentioned I could never afford one.She offered a segment of it for me to take home. I was thrilled! Now, the poor thing really isn't in a great shape, but I can see a new leaf shooting up through the centre, so for now, I am happy it is progressing! Can somebody enlighten me on how to look after it? What soil mixtures does it like? Does it water through its roots, or the centre like Gusmanias? Can it take full sun? How deep should I plant it? Things like that! Thank you for your time as always guys!]

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Stush2019
Jan 1, 2013 8:04 PM CST
Hello again. I replyed to you on my post. Welcome again. As long as you have about one inch of rhizome, you should be able to root it and it will take off on you. Just don't over water it. In a few years, you will be having enought to share with your friends. Good Luck.
Stush

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