Houseplants forum: Birds Nest Snake Plants

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

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Sep 7, 2017 1:59 PM CST
These things reproduce like rabbits. I started with two young plants. Now look what I have.
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They are lovely little plants and take almost no care. They are happy in the Northern window of the bird room and are having babies all the time.
Name: Gene Staver
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Sep 7, 2017 6:29 PM CST
Congratulations on discovering the Sansevieria world. You might want to read through this thread:

The thread "Sansevieria, greatest house plants alive!!" in Houseplants forum

Name: 'CareBear'

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Sep 9, 2017 10:42 AM CST
JB, The far left one may be 'Futura Robusta' which is what you'll get from a rooted leaf cutting. It grows larger to 10 to 12 inches. I think you will love the variegated ones as well, through a little harder to keep. I love the Futura group due to being much hardier and just a little taller growing.
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Sep 12, 2017 9:02 PM CST
They are cute plants, JB. I had one once, and liked the look better than the popular 'snake plants' everywhere in the late 70s.
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Name: Don
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Oct 11, 2017 1:09 PM CST
Okay, all you sans lovers - you finally won me over! Time after time I have seen several comments about sans being the best houseplant ever. Growing up, my mother had a large, tall one which, as I recall, didn't overly impress me at the time, but during my youth I was not very much into gardening and houseplants. That obsession came a few years later in my early twenties upon marrying and raising a family of my own. I do remember though that my mother's plant had a very, very long life and multiplied frequently.

However for some time I've really been taken by the appearance of the Bird Nest varieties and have been looking for them at our local Home Depot , but so far I've had no luck. Only other local plant outlet is WalMart, but no luck there either.

Lo and behold, this morning I spotted a very beautiful specimen, by chance, at our local CVS Pharmacy. Periodically the pharmacy offers a small collection of plants - mostly cacti and a variety of succulents. This plant measures about 5 by 5 inches and is beautifully variegated - quite a few leaves arranged in a beautiful spiral. However, It is planted in a very small pot. Do you think it should be transplanted into a slightly larger one - or best to leave it be for awhile?

Will be googling to find out about best care for sans - but if anyone has any specific tips on recommended type of soil, watering instructions, light requirements and etc, I would appreciate it - as I certainly don't want to lose it after looking for one for quite a long period of time.

. Being an old-timer - I don't even own a cell phone to take a picture of it and post it, but when my daughter comes to visit I'll ask her to do it for me.

Looking forward to hearing from you sans advocates. If you have any pictures to show, that would be an extra treat for me.
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Oct 12, 2017 7:42 AM CST
Heythere, Don! I don't think you will have any trouble with your plant. Give it a reasonably bright spot, water when dry. You can try to make things more complicated if you want, but they are undemanding plants that will put up with just about anything that any other house plant would live through.

You can see a lot of pics of various types in the database entries on this site in this search for "sansevieria bird nest":

Sorry I have no pics to add @ the moment, they are @ home and I'm @ work. I look forward to seeing your plant when you get a chance to add a pic. :+)
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Name: 'CareBear'

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Oct 12, 2017 9:20 AM CST
Hello Don and welcome. We posted a lot of pictures on another tread 'Sanseveria Greatest House Plant' or some thing like that. Biggest killer of Sans is over watering. They can go a very long time with out water. I would re-pot your plant come mid spring. Then you can give it some outside vacation. Don't leave out side below 50 degrees. Looking forward for picture.
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