What type of sans do I have?

amany(MI / 6)September 16, 2007

Hi.

I've had this sans for 5 months. I don't know what it is. Can anyone help?

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flicker(z8b LA)

Sansevierias are not at all easy to ID. My guess would be parva. Go to www.wedshots.com and search sansevieria. Look at the jillions of sans pics on here. It MIGHT help.
What is it growing in? ANY soil?
Johanna

    Bookmark   September 16, 2007 at 7:59PM
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amany(MI / 6)

Hi Flicker!

I've been looking at the pictures on webshots and flickr.com on and off. I was hoping someone would know and I'd find out quicker. :-) I will keep looking though. Thanks.

It's growing in hydroton (clay pellets). I've been growing all my plants that way for about two months. Most in see through containers. Once they dry out completely, I add about an inch or so of water to the bottom. Below the roots. I let my sans and other sux remain dry longer than the other plants before adding more water.

    Bookmark   September 16, 2007 at 8:28PM
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dufflebag2002(Calif. 91607)

That was my first guess, but there are no stolen on top of the soil, so my second guess is S. dooneri because by the width of the leaves. These are guesses, I'm not good without measurements, feeling and seeing the plant. It is beautifulluy displayed. Norma

    Bookmark   September 18, 2007 at 1:05AM
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amany(MI / 6)

Thanks ladies. My sans looks a lot like both the plants you suggested. lol I don't have a good eye for identifying sans. The leaves are about an inch wide and 8 - 9 inches long.

I hope I get an offshoot from it eventually. I'd love to have two for extra insurance. It's hard to find anything other than the normal grocery store sans (laurenti?), sometimes birdsnests and moonshines. Moonshines are all over the place now. So I always appreciate being able to have something different. I also have a javanica and a subspicata that I cherish. I got them from the same person who gave me the mystery sans.

Thanks for the compliment Norma. I just put the sans in a taller and and slightly narrower glass. It was starting to get a bit tippy and needing more support.

    Bookmark   September 18, 2007 at 3:02PM
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