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Sansevieria canaliculata

Family: Asparagaceae
Genus: Sansevieria (san-se-VEER-ee-uh) (Info)
Species: canaliculata (kan-uh-lik-yoo-LAY-tuh) (Info)

Synonym:Sansevieria livingstoniae
Synonym:Sansevieria schimperi

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Tropicals and Tender Perennials
Cactus and Succulents

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)
24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

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:
Light Shade


Bloom Color:
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Mid Spring

Grown for foliage

Other details:
This plant is suitable for growing indoors

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:

Propagation Methods:
By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)
From leaf cuttings

Seed Collecting:
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Gardeners' Notes:

Positive poeciliopsis On Jan 30, 2015, poeciliopsis from Phoenix, AZ wrote:

Central Phoenix -- Sansevieria canaliculata is only partially freeze-hardy. We lost a covered potted plant in the winter 2013 (several weeks of freeze with low of 24F). A younger plant in the ground survived this year's short freeze of 26 F under a cold frame, without noticeable damage. The "mother" plant is in a shallow pot that grows in partial shade and gets once-a-month summer water. It comes inside in winter. It is blooming now (Jan). The blooms come up from the ground on a stalk separate from the leaves. The long tubular flowers are white with a faint pinkish tinge.

Neutral Crasulady2 On Dec 25, 2001, Crasulady2 from Valley Village, CA wrote:

This grows from stolens under the soil. All stolens of San. are ediable. The leaves are dark green round and pointed at the apex. Easy to grow if given soil and drains fast. Little care, light fertilizer when the weather is warm.
There are two forms, one extremely tall, the other very short, like people. Of course they like the same temperatures that we enjoy. 60-90 degrees F. If kept in the house you may water weekly, they will enjoy good light, but do not burn the plant in a hot western exposed window.
All true species will produce plants from the leaves set in a very shallow pot until rooted. Always underpot Sans.


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

Phoenix, Arizona
Los Angeles, California
Manhattan Beach, California
Central Manchester, Connecticut
Hollywood, Florida
Skowhegan, Maine
Mukilteo, Washington

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