Early Valentine's Day Sans

lme5573February 4, 2013

With so much snow and cold, I had a terrible case of cabin fever. My husband had to get gas for the snowblower, and he stopped at Horrock's on the way home.

Yippee - I found two sans. One of them is Black Coral, very dark green, and lighter green chevrons. It is larger than any plant I own, the longest leaf is more than 24". I took a picture, but it doesn't show the black leaves to good advantage.

The second one is a hahnii, I think. I was looking for Gold Hahnii, but this was the only one they had. I think it is Dwarf Jade Marginata. Please correct me if I'm wrong.

It has yellow margins and the inside green part is solid dark green, no pattern at all. I looked them all over, and chose one that had 2 good sized pups. This morning I noticed some mature leaves have cracks down the center. One is actually split, the others are just a white line, but I can feel a start of a split.

What would cause the split? Too much water? Too cold? I will attach other pictures of my plant. Thanks! Lennie in frosty sw lower Michigan.

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

Here's a good look at the splits.

    Bookmark   February 4, 2013 at 11:01AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

Another look at 2 pups.

    Bookmark   February 4, 2013 at 11:02AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

Black Coral - does not show the black leaves to advantage, but I think this is an older variety. Most of you probably have it or have seen it before.


    Bookmark   February 4, 2013 at 11:04AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

Good finds! The hahni does look like 'Jade Dwarf Marginated' which is a good grower and very nice looking. I imagine those splits are just mechanical damage from rough handling/shipping.

    Bookmark   February 4, 2013 at 11:36AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
Stush2049 Pitts. PA, zone 6

Lucky you. Your right about hahnii Jade Marginata. Looks the same as the ones I have. Also those splits could be from too much fertilizer. It also could be changing into a different cultivar. The strip down the middle is different. Keep an eye on it.
I have limited room for tall growing kinds but yours is beautiful. They will darken up in low light.

    Bookmark   February 4, 2013 at 2:59PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
Stush2049 Pitts. PA, zone 6

Picture of Black Coral I took at the Danial Stowe Bot. Garden.

    Bookmark   February 5, 2013 at 1:29PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

Love your sans. I purchased a hahnii jade marginata
(thanks for the name!)last summer on ebay.
It was just labled as a drawf sansevieria.
Cute little thing.
Still learning names and I've had good luck so far.
I also buy what appeals to me.
Hmmm, seems like alot appeals to me lately.

    Bookmark   February 10, 2013 at 8:49PM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Why did one of my snake plants leaves develop a hole in it?
I went to water one of my snake plants and at the top...
Roamin' rhizomes in the ground
After being in the ground since mid-March, the Sans...
Tiffany, purpleinopp GardenWeb, Z8b Opp, AL
New Sans, need ID please!
I purchased 3 new Sansevieria today, and need a little...
Sansevieria from seed
Does anyone know a good method to sprout Sansevieria...
Sponsored Products
Blue 18-Inch Decorative Pillows, Set of Two
$49.95 | Bellacor
Everstone 23 1/4" High 150W White Outdoor Wall Lantern
Lamps Plus
Magis | Voido Rocking Chair
Luxy Floor Lamp by Rotaliana
$648.00 | Lumens
Safavieh Handmade Antiquities Treasure Brown/ Gold Wool Runner (2'3 x 16')
Yosemite Home Decor 18 in. Ceiling Fan Extension Downrod Dark Brown 18DRDB
$14.40 | Home Depot
People viewed this after searching for:
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™