Sansevieria 'Futura Superba' - PlantSansevieria trifasciata 'Futura Superba'
Extremely drought resistant!
This distinctive Sansevieria is also known as Mother-in-law’s tongue. With its long sword-like leaves with yellow edges it is extremely decorative and very robust. It requires little care and attention and will thrive on a sunny window sill or anywhere you care to stand it. The perfect houseplant for leaving while you go on holiday for a month!Show more
Show moreYou will receive the plant in a nursery pot. Stand your Mother-in-law's Tongue (Sansevieria trifasciata 'Futura Superba') 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 'Futura Superba') 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 'Futura Superba' 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 'Futura Superba') 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).