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PlantFiles: Indian Bowstring Hemp
Sansevieria roxburghiana

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Family: Asparagaceae
Genus: Sansevieria (san-se-VEER-ee-uh) (Info)
Species: roxburghiana (roks-burgh-ee-AH-nuh) (Info)

Synonym:Acyntha roxburghiana
Synonym:Cordyline roxburghiana

Category:
Cactus and Succulents

Height:
18-24 in. (45-60 cm)
24-36 in. (60-90 cm)
36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Spacing:
6-9 in. (15-22 cm)
9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)
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

Danger:
Plant has spines or sharp edges; use extreme caution when handling

Bloom Color:
Pale Green

Bloom Time:
Mid Summer
Late Summer/Early Fall

Foliage:
Grown for foliage
Evergreen
Succulent

Other details:
Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping
Suitable for growing in containers

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:
Patented

Propagation Methods:
By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)
From leaf cuttings
From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall

Seed Collecting:
Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive mlmlakestevens On Oct 22, 2013, mlmlakestevens from Lake Stevens, WA (Zone 8a) wrote:

very drought tolerant as a houseplant. Blooms in fall for me, in morning sun. The bloom opens evenings, and is scented.



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