I have the good fortune to live near one of the premier growers of this plant so I have been exposed to most of these varieties. It's nice to see them all listed comprehensively here. Thanks for the great article.
I have to confess, I'm a sanseviera murderer! I just can't keep them happy, and I have one now that is dying a very slow death. Excellent article, though, I didn't realize there were so many different ones!
Geoff, absolutely fascinating! It seems as though I have had one or two of these everywhere I have ever lived. I have a large pot of trifasciata outdoors now that is in desperate need of division and repotting...I am working my way towards it, ( with the severe winds we have had lately - everything needs work!). I am concerned though with browning tips on the blades...do you know what may cause this? Is it just the overcrowding, or is there something else at work here? What would you suggest I do to correct the problem?
Thanks for the beautiful article, and any help you may be able to give.
I had no idea there were so many different ones. Thanks for the info, and for all the wonderful pictures! I didn't know there were cactus shows--I will certainly contact the local cactus and succulent society to find out when and where the next one is, as I always loved these plants.
My Sansevieras hardly fill the pot, they just sit there in the potting soil but never dig their roots in and sometimes they just fall over when I water them. Maybe the soil dries out too fast? I admit I don't water them to the point of saturation but you would think they'd at least hold on after being in the pot for 3 months!