Sansevieria Species, Snake Plant, Mother-in-Law's Tongue

Sansevieria ballyi

Family: Asparagaceae
Genus: Sansevieria (san-se-VEER-ee-uh) (Info)
Species: ballyi (BAL-lee-eye) (Info)
Additional cultivar information:(aka Bally Star)

Category:

Cactus and Succulents

Water Requirements:

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Sun Exposure:

Light Shade

Foliage:

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Foliage Color:

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Height:

under 6 in. (15 cm)

Spacing:

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Hardiness:

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

Where to Grow:

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Danger:

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

Bloom Color:

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Bloom Characteristics:

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Bloom Size:

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Bloom Time:

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Other details:

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Soil pH requirements:

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Patent Information:

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Propagation Methods:

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Seed Collecting:

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Regional

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

Phoenix, Arizona

Gardeners' Notes:

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

Central Phoenix -- Sansevieria ballyi has been growing in a small pot in my garden for 10 years and in the ground for 5 years. With only deciduous tree leaf cover the in-ground plant survived the hard winter of 2013 (several weeks of freezing nights, with low of 24 F in my garden). The potted plant came in that winter, but mostly overwinters outside with no protection. Both grow in strong shade, and a year- old plant in a wall-hung pot grows in complete shade. The in-ground plant gets once-a-month water in summer and none in winter. S. ballyi has typical Sansevieria blooms, with lacy spikes of whitish tubular flowers. It spreads relatively slowly, by stolons with new plants on the ends.

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