Sansevieria 'Bantel's Sensation'

Sansevieria

Family: Asparagaceae
Genus: Sansevieria (san-se-VEER-ee-uh) (Info)
Cultivar: Bantel's Sensation
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Category:

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Cactus and Succulents

Water Requirements:

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Sun Exposure:

Light Shade

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Evergreen

Good Fall Color

Foliage Color:

Bronze

Height:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Spacing:

3-6 in. (7-15 cm)

Hardiness:

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

USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Where to Grow:

Can be grown as an annual

Suitable for growing in containers

Danger:

Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:

White/Near White

Cream/Tan

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Size:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Time:

N/A

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

5.1 to 5.5 (strongly acidic)

5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

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

Seed Collecting:

N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

Regional

This plant is said to grow outdoors in the following regions:

Carlsbad, California

Hayward, California

Pico Rivera, California

Miami, Florida

Umatilla, Florida

Dunellen, New Jersey

Mc Keesport, Pennsylvania

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Nov 22, 2013, BayAreaTropics from Hayward, CA wrote:

Very striking plant. Easy to keep in driest air in hottest indoor situations like most of the family. I haven't tried it outdoors..I suspect very,very, marginal in the SF bay area's warmest zones. Still,its worth a try with an extra division you might have in a protected warm,winter dry spot.

Well,its spring of 2015 and this plant has been anything but marginal.Its thrived. Its in light shade..how it would be in sun I cant say. It might lose some of the light coloration,or not.

I can say its done even better then the common yellow and green. A nice surprise.

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On Nov 18, 2009, Sansevieria from Orangeburg, NY (Zone 6a) wrote:

I have read online that Gustav E Bantel discovered this Sansevieria in 1946 growing in a patch in St Louis Missouri. It was given a Plant Patent # 796 on April 20th, 1948. Generally Bantel's Sensation colors are green, white, grey, and silver.

Known Bantel's Sensation varieties are as follows

1. Bantel's Sensation: Has dark green leaves with numerous pure white stripes, some leaves being up to 96% white. Others are 50% white with 2-8 stripes approx. It is variable so clones and selections can be found often.

2. Bantel's Sensation: "Whiteback" The same as Bantel's Sensation but most leaves all white below/lower part of leaf.

3. Bantel's Sensation: "Bogor" Same as Bantel's Sensation but dwarf variety. Its striped white to gree... read more

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