I now have (in my house) about 2 dozen types that are over 4 foot tall. I will be looking to add more varieties when it gets warm out (and I think it is safe to ship plants.) A search on Dave's and using Google did not yield much. Many are ID'd as grows tall and I am not sure I trust all sellers to describe correctly the plant they want to sell. Can someone provide a list of Sans. that do grow tall - let's say over 4' ? And/or a good link?
I have a number of very tall Sansevierias myself, all abnormally tall thanks to a lack of light and all a form of a common species (or closely related). One of mine is over 5' tall- likely a variegated form of S trifasciata (one of the most commonly sold and grown succulent plants there are). Mine is outdoors but grows under an overhang and looks pretty happy and heatlhy (very hard to take a photo of thanks to its skinny and lengthy shape).
sorry, my knowledge of actual species of Sansevierias is pretty limited.. not even sure where to find the info on that. I think the plants you have are 'artificially tall like mine are and not really supposed to get that tall (in nature almost all would be outdoors in the African plains somewhere, and much shorter), so finding that information would be next to impossible. You can simply peruse the Sansevierias in Davesgarden plant files and all the plants listed as 3' tall or taller would probably be even that much taller indoors or in low light situations. But plants that tall are probably less structurally sound and more likely to bend or break with time. Mine are relatively young plants, but I will not be surprised to see them crack or bend in the middle soon.
I am one that was a bit unhappy about GHW. They took my order, then apparently took cuttings and delayed shipping too long while the plants rooted. The plants did not get established before I had to leave town for 10 days. Two of the three plants did not make it. Now I will clarify, these were not succulents.
Thanks for the help. No, my plants are not tall because they do not get enough light and/or are stressed. I am not talking about common Tri. varieties but the many other species that do get tall. Saw a pix of some over 12 foot tall but, of course, cannot find that page again. Stuckyi is one I do have.