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Mason's Congo Sansevieria
Sansevieria masoniana

Family: Asparagaceae
Genus: Sansevieria (san-se-VEER-ee-uh) (Info)
Species: masoniana (mas-oh-nee-AH-uh) (Info)


Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Cactus and Succulents


24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)


24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)


USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Light Shade


Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Blooms repeatedly


Grown for foliage




Other details:

This plant is suitable for growing indoors

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Suitable for growing in containers

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:


Propagation Methods:

By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Reseda, California

Malabar, Florida

Miami, Florida

Rockledge, Florida

Richmond, Texas

Gardeners' Notes:


On Dec 9, 2014, vossner from Richmond, TX (Zone 9a) wrote:

Beautiful sans. I got this plant 4-5 years ago, potted it and pretty much let it fend for itself outdoors without protection. The plant dies back but has reliably returned each spring. Today I visited Caldwell Nursery, Rosenberg TX, and was stunned to see a potted plant with foliage that was close to 3 ft tall. I never expected it to be taller than 18" but have learned that with frequent transplants to bigger sized pots, the plant's potential is 5 ft tall. The plant forms a clump rather quickly. so frequent division will also help it achieve its full size potential. I have seen plants with slight variegation, some foliage with ridges as well as the solid green. But all of them have the characteristic wide foliage. This is a very nice plant to have.


On Feb 4, 2006, palmbob from Acton, CA (Zone 8b) wrote:

This is a great succulent companion plant for larger gardens, as well as a good potted plants. Has large, smooth, wide leaves up to 5' tall with great mottling. Takes a great deal of sun and even a modicum of frost.