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poppysue
Westbrook, ME
(Zone 5a)


August 23, 2001
12:24 PM

Post #11440

A friend gave me these leaves from his house plant and asked me to identify it. I'm clueless with houseplants... anyone know what this is? He says it stays short and spreads outward.

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poppysue
Westbrook, ME
(Zone 5a)


August 23, 2001
12:29 PM

Post #114521

Yup ... it is fleshy.
dave

August 23, 2001
12:40 PM

Post #114527

Mother in law tongue also came to my mind when I saw the leaves, but I wasn't certain enough to post it. The leaves remind me of several plants.

Poppysue: Is the plant just a bunch of leaves, all pointed upright and about 18 inches tall? If not, can you describe the habit and characteristics of the plant?

Dave
poppysue
Westbrook, ME
(Zone 5a)


August 23, 2001
1:00 PM

Post #114538

Well since it's not my plant I don't know a lot about it's growth. He said it stays short (I assumed about 6 inches), The larger leaf in the photo is about 5 inches. His description... it grows wider rather than taller - just green pointed leaves. I'd assume they point upward.
dave

August 23, 2001
1:20 PM

Post #114548

Sounds like a variety of mother in law's tongue to me, a dwarf variety perhaps.

http://davesgarden.com/plants/go/431.html
poppysue
Westbrook, ME
(Zone 5a)


August 23, 2001
2:43 PM

Post #114576

I think it probably is a sansevieria. Not sure it's the dwarf one in the photo... I wasn't thinking it grew in rosettes like that. I'll have to get some more information from him. Thanks for all the help u-2.

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