New Rage for Sansevrierias

RainforestGuyAugust 8, 2011

The upright fan sansevierias are the newest rage for sansevieria fans these days.

I myself am not particularly fond of this because many have spiked sharp tipped leaves which are dangerous if you happen to walk by.

In the wild these plants are intentionally dangerous so cattle and other herbivores don't start eating them. An excellent source of water and vitamins, this plant needs all the protection it can get.

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cactusmcharris

Sans have points? Really?

    Bookmark   August 9, 2011 at 2:37PM
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norma_2006

Very sharp apex (top of leaves) Jeff not the S. trifascata generally. Well not at my house. The ones that don't need more water, and grow on the East coast of Africa, and need more heat. Many have dried dull potted gray or white points that looked like an emory board filed the down and smooth growiing in dryer bush land on the side of cliffs, under an old tree etc. and if a judge takes points off for this he doesn't know what he is doing. Norma

    Bookmark   September 8, 2011 at 2:36AM
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norma_2006

Jeff thanks for that, Norma

    Bookmark   September 16, 2011 at 9:38PM
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RainforestGuy

Sans. pinguicula has sharp tips just in case you DIDN'T know.

    Bookmark   September 24, 2011 at 1:41AM
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pirate_girl(Zone7 NYC)

Yes thanks RFG, some of us DO know that eh Jeff (ouch, ouch).

FYI: for anyone having to transport these plants, or any of the sharp pointed Sans., a useful suggestion is to put styrofoam packing peanuts onto the tips & only remove them after arriving at one's destination. This helps A LOT!

    Bookmark   September 26, 2011 at 3:20PM
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cactusmcharris

RFG,

I did a coast-to-coast trip with a S.p. spine punctured under my fingernail. I know better than most how true this, since you didn't know.

Karen,

The start of some fond memories began with a North Korean torture-like succulent accident in economy class! The next time, I'm wrapping them with duct tape and streaming them with warning ribbon.

    Bookmark   September 26, 2011 at 3:27PM
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Stush2049 Pitts. PA, zone 6

I am a died in wool Sansevieria Trifasciat fan. I just don't like the other types. I have several from Bob Smoley's garden world. 'Bantels Sensation', 'Forescate', as well as the old standards. Also I'm new to this site and don't know how to get started with my own post or including installing pictures. I have lots. I have been involved in plants since i was a child.

    Bookmark   September 26, 2011 at 7:00PM
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cactusmcharris

Stush,

Go to the main page here - at the bottom is a new message form.

In the text of your message, you want to insert the HTML code (the code which begins with 'a href.....') from the picture's photo-hosting site. You should be able to then see your picture when you preview your message.

Welcome aboard.

    Bookmark   September 26, 2011 at 7:24PM
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