Sansevieria - PlantSansevieria trifasciata var. laurentii
This striking Mother-in-law's tongue is drought resistant
This distinctive Sansevieria trifasciata var. laurentii, is the classic Mother-in-law’s Tongue with long, sword-like, yellow edged leaves and it is extremely decorative and very robust. Very undemanding too, it will feel perfectly happy on a sunny window-sill and everyone is sure to remark upon it! Order this Sansevieria trifasciata var. laurentii today - a star item in any window!Show more
Show moreYou will receive the plant in a pot from the nursery. Stand your Mother-in-law's Tongue (Sansevieria trifasciata var. laurentii) in a warm and sunny spot. The thick, fleshy leaves are very strong and this plant requires very little maintenance. Dry air (for instance above a radiator) is no problem to this plant.
Show moreWater your Mother-in-law's Tongue (Sansevieria trifasciata var. laurentii) moderately but regularly, once every 3 weeks will suffice - the soil can remain a little on the dry side. Never leave water standing in the saucer. In the spring and summer add a small amount of plant feed to the water from time to time. A really robust houseplant - will only suffer in temps below 10 degrees Celsius and over-watering will not be tolerated.
Sansevieria trifasciata var. laurentii in bloom
Keeping the plant dry and slightly cooler over winter will encourage flower stems. The flowers have a delicious scent.
Show moreSucculents are very easy to keep as houseplants because they tolerate dry air very well. Their thick, fleshy leaves can hold a lot of moisture and act as a water reservoir during periods of drought.
Mother-in-law's Tongue (Sansevieria trifasciata var. laurentii) is a striking plant, ideal for difficult spots, like a window-sill above a radiator. Sansevieria can be placed outside on the patio or decking during the summer months. As they are not frost tolerant, they need to be brought indoors when the temperature drops to temperatures below 10° C or when there are signs of frost.Sansevieria is named after an Italian scholar Raimondo di Sangro, Prince of Sanseviero (San Severo), born in Naples.
Although of course very similar to a succulent, this plant actually belongs in the family of Asparagaceae and not the succulents (Crassulaceae).