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navitl
Oct 27, 2017 11:56 AM CST
Fisr of all, hi to you all,
I live in Mexico and I have never had a plant before, my mother is gone and I found these at her house, and was wondering if you could tell me what kind they are and a few tips to take care of them.

She had them inside the house near some windows, the sunrays didn't get to them directly.

I put them beside one of my windows in a similar setting as she had them.

Do you think they will be all right there?

Thanks for you help


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Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Oct 27, 2017 12:07 PM CST
Hi navitl, Welcome!

Your plants look like a variety of Snake Plant (Sansevieria trifasciata) and they will do fine in a window as long as they aren't subjected to direct sunlight which will scorch the leaves. Sansevieria are very drought tolerant so be careful with your watering.
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navitl
Oct 27, 2017 12:11 PM CST
plantladylin said:Hi navitl, Welcome!

Your plants look like a variety of Snake Plant (Sansevieria trifasciata) and they will do fine in a window as long as they aren't subjected to direct sunlight which will scorch the leaves. Sansevieria are very drought tolerant so be careful with your watering.


Hi plantladylin, thank you very much for your help.

Droght tolerant means I should not water them too much?, sorry, English is my second language.

Kind regards
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plantmanager
Oct 27, 2017 12:12 PM CST
I'm glad you got your mom's plants, and I'm sorry for your loss.
Those are wonderful plants that will live with very little light and very little water. Be very careful about watering. Eventually they will send up new stalks and even bloom if they are happy. Good luck with them!
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navitl
Oct 27, 2017 12:14 PM CST
plantmanager said:I'm glad you got your mom's plants, and I'm sorry for your loss.
Those are wonderful plants that will live with very little light and very little water. Be very careful about watering. Eventually they will send up new stalks and even bloom if they are happy. Good luck with them!


Thank you very much plantmanager , I appreciate it.

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Name: Will Creed
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WillC
Oct 28, 2017 5:59 AM CST
When kept indoors, this plant cannot be given too much light. In fact, the more light, the better it will grow. The soil should feel dry deep into the pot before you water it.
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navitl
Oct 28, 2017 9:41 AM CST
WillC said:When kept indoors, this plant cannot be given too much light. In fact, the more light, the better it will grow. The soil should feel dry deep into the pot before you water it.


Thank you very much WillC

Kind regards
Name: Philip Becker
Fresno California (Zone 8a)
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Philipwonel
Oct 28, 2017 10:07 AM CST
Howdy there nl 😁
It wasn't till a couple years ago that i learned that they were called snake plants.
Growing up, everybody called them, Mother-in-law tounge's.
I still call them that.
What everybody said, is correct.
Good Day ! And Welcome!
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navitl
Oct 28, 2017 10:21 AM CST
Philipwonel said: Howdy there nl 😁
It wasn't till a couple years ago that i learned that they were called snake plants.
Growing up, everybody called them, Mother-in-law tounge's.
I still call them that.
What everybody said, is correct.
Good Day ! And Welcome!
😎😎😎


Mother-in-law tongue
Hahahaha

Thank you Philipwonel

Kind regards
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navitl
Dec 16, 2017 9:44 PM CST
Hi,

Some pictires,

There are 3 little plants :)


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Name: Sue
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Zuni
Dec 16, 2017 9:51 PM CST
navitl said:Hi,

Some pictires,

There are 3 little plants :)


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How cute! You must be keeping her happy if she's having babies. Smiling
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navitl
Dec 16, 2017 9:52 PM CST
Zuni said:

How cute! You must be keeping her happy if she's having babies. Smiling


Thank you Zuni,

Kind regards
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navitl
Dec 25, 2017 6:44 PM CST
Hi,

I imagine they need some kind of fertilizer right?

What do you recommend?

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Name: Will Creed
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WillC
Dec 26, 2017 2:06 PM CST
No, there are more than enough nutrients in the soil. Your plants are very small and still growing very slowly so the amount of nutrients they use is extremely small. Fertilizer will not make them grow faster. The growth rate is mostly determined by light intensity. Even in good light, Snake Plants are slow growers so you will need to be patient.
Will Creed
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navitl
Dec 26, 2017 3:59 PM CST
WillC said:No, there are more than enough nutrients in the soil. Your plants are very small and still growing very slowly so the amount of nutrients they use is extremely small. Fertilizer will not make them grow faster. The growth rate is mostly determined by light intensity. Even in good light, Snake Plants are slow growers so you will need to be patient.


Thank yoy very much WillC

Kind regards,

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navitl
Jan 5, 2018 7:55 PM CST
And they keep growing :)

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Name: Will Creed
NYC
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WillC
Jan 5, 2018 8:44 PM CST
Great! Keep up the good work!
Will Creed
Horticultural Help, NYC
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navitl
Mar 14, 2018 1:59 PM CST
2 more pictures :)

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navitl
Jun 17, 2018 9:00 AM CST
Hi guys

Update
They keep on growing :)




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