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Mother in Law’s Tongue

Botanical name: Sanseveria trifasicata
Family: Agavaceae
Plant type: Evergreen perennial.
Size (HxW): 1.2m x 50cm
Depth and spacing: Plant where the roots meet the crown. Spread roots evenly below soil surface. Plant 50cm apart.
Watering: Water occasionally if rainfall is low. Drought tolerant.
Frost tolerance: Keep protected from frosts.
Planting time: Anytime
Soil: Well drained, particularly through winter as they don’t like sitting in water.
Climate: Cool to Sub-Tropical.
Aspect: Full sun to semi shade.
Fertilizer: None required.
After flowering care: Divide only if pot bound or you wish to increase stock. Suckers can be removed in spring.
Comments: A great pot specimen and will thrive on neglect.

Last Reviewed: 10/27/2004 2:47:49 PM
Keywords: Mother in Law’s Tongue, plant care, garden care, garden tip, plant guide, garden guide, perennial, flower bulb, spring bulb

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