Plant ID forum: What species is this sansevieria?

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CanT
Dec 12, 2017 1:56 PM CST
So I bought this plant labeled just "sansevieria" like 2 years ago when I was just getting interests to plant.
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Of course, I wouldn't know or care about specie. I came to love this plant, but they seem to not grow tall as the images pop up when you search "sansevieria trifasciata". Anyone knows what specie is this? Or maybe know if they're going to get taller in the future?


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Silversurfer
Dec 12, 2017 4:06 PM CST
Sansevieria trifasciata "Laurentii" ...... striped Mother in laws tongue.......A variegated cultivar,

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NJ
CanT
Dec 12, 2017 5:08 PM CST
So.. It's the same specie that's tall? do you know any reason they're not getting taller?
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tofitropic
Dec 12, 2017 9:29 PM CST
It could be one of the "futura group" of San trifasciata, there are so many variety on S trifasciata, range from tiny/dwarf hahnii group, to tall lance of laurentii type. I am by no means familiar with true varietal name of Sans. From many grower in my country, the medium type with wide leaves are simply called futura group, then they use additional name with each variety as futura superba, black futura, gold futura, etc. Whether the names are valid? I don't know for sure.
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lauriebasler
Dec 13, 2017 4:08 AM CST
Sansevieria trifasciata Laurentii

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If your plant is not growing straight and tall, you probably have a Futura Sans, They only get 12 to 18 inches high and the leaves grow in a more open almost floweret form.

Laurentii refers to yellow margins. I am not positive if your plant would be called the name above the picture with futura at the end or if Futura should replace the word trifasciata. I could not find anything using the name Sansevieria futura Laurentii. Hopefully someone will come along and let us know. Pretty plant.

NJ
CanT
Dec 13, 2017 10:41 AM CST
Thanks both of you, but depressing. Sans I've been loving for 2 year won't grow any taller.. aw
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porkpal
Dec 13, 2017 12:00 PM CST
Short may have its advantages. The really tall ones sometimes tip over. Yours is lovely!
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Pistil
Dec 13, 2017 1:18 PM CST
Hi CanT-
I just noticed this thread. Sansevierias can be a bit tough to identify, there are so many varieties. There is a thread over in the Houseplants Forum, started by our member "gasrocks", who has a special interest in them. Anyway, lots of folks hang out on that thread and may be able to help you with your questions. It's now a long, popular thread, but would be worth your time to scroll through-I have learned a lot from reading it:
The thread "Sansevieria, greatest house plants alive!!" in Houseplants forum
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lauriebasler
Dec 13, 2017 7:45 PM CST
Oh don't be sad, the futura are just really beautiful. I think you should google them. I am totally loving the futura form, as many sans lovers are. Pistil is right, you will learn much from Gene. And he grows them all I swear.
NJ
CanT
Dec 13, 2017 11:45 PM CST
Hehe.. I know they are beautiful. But.. I've been growing them for two years saying "OH boy you'll gonna get SOO beautiful when you get taller" and this.. feels like betrayal...but nevertheless there's three of them and I'll keep on caring them of course, but little sad for it.
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lauriebasler
Dec 14, 2017 7:07 AM CST
Oh, I see. Go and look at some of Stush's, it will make you want all of the different ones. Now, you just have a great excuse to go buy a new snake plant.
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lauriebasler
Dec 14, 2017 7:08 AM CST
Oh, I see. Go and look at some of Stush's, it will make you want all of the different ones. Now, you just have a great excuse to go buy a new snake plant. Did you set them outside over summer?


NJ
CanT
Dec 14, 2017 10:34 AM CST
Yea I did place them outdoor over the summer. Some of the websites said sans like full sun so I believed that. Expected they'll gonna get taller but instead, they got a sunburn and even after they adapt, they did not grow at all during this summer.
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purpleinopp
Dec 15, 2017 1:43 PM CST
Agree, it's some form of S. trifasciata. Some are much taller than others. Also agree, it's lovely! Also agree, the shorter ones are easier to cultivate, logistically, and from not being as top-heavy.
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plantmanager
Dec 15, 2017 1:46 PM CST
Those are lovely plants. If you want them taller, you just need more Sans! Some of them grow 6 to 8 feet tall! I personally love the smaller ones as they don't take up so much room. Some of my favorites are only 3 or 4 inches tall when full grown.
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