Which is the best black and gold type?

nokiOctober 28, 2012

I'm not a big fan of unnatural yellow variegation of plants overall but I've always been impressed with the dramatic dark type of Sans with bright yellow edges. I've have not seen any in stores since i've been looking. All I see is shorter wider types or yellowed edged ones with lighter variegated centers.

Is there a name for what I'm looking for?

Any nice plants to show off?

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plantomaniac08(8)

To me, it sounds like you want a larger variety so I'm not sure if this Sans is what you're looking for. Look at the following link (it's from a post on the Sans forum). In the second and fourth photos, there are dark green with yellowing banding Sans, see if that's maybe what you have in mind. They are called Sansevieria trifasciata 'Black Futura Goldedge' Perhaps they're the same short ones you've mentioned but if not, hopefully this points you in the direction you're looking for.

Planto

Here is a link that might be useful: Second and Fourth Photo on this GW Post

    Bookmark   October 29, 2012 at 9:36AM
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noki

Like this one I found on Google. Is this called 'Compacta'? It isn't very compact.

    Bookmark   October 29, 2012 at 11:33PM
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plantomaniac08(8)

Noki,
I don't believe that's 'Compacta' (as it is larger than any 'Compacta' I've seen). I'm sorry I can't help you as I don't know what that particular cultivar is called but I can see why you like it.

Planto

    Bookmark   October 30, 2012 at 1:22PM
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Stush2049(Pitts., Pa. 6)

Noki,
Welcome to our world. Compacta means smaller growing and the one above is not smaller growing. It is Sansevieria trifasciata Laurentii. And would be maybe a 'Lillian True' or a 'Daria' cultivar. That said could also be a new named one. It shows darker green then regular Laurentii.
I happen to like the looks of this one also.
Stush

    Bookmark   October 30, 2012 at 2:48PM
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Michaela(z6+ TN)

Hi Noki,
The plant in your picture is 'Compacta'; more precisely it is S. trifasciata Laurentii 'Compacta'. Laurentii is a variety of trifasciata, while others such as daria, Lillian True, mein liebling, silver queen, forescate, etc., are cultivars of Laurentii.
The plant in your picture represents a Beautifully grown specimen, showing the plant off to its maximum potential. I show here below my compacta grown several years ago.

    Bookmark   October 31, 2012 at 3:52PM
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Michaela(z6+ TN)

There is a Futura form of S.T.L. 'Compacta'. I bought this plant below when it was called, 'Black Gold'. The name was probably never properly registered, however, and it might now go by several other names. I see it frequently in Lowes and Home Depot. It is much smaller than the 'Compacta', and may be more to your liking.

    Bookmark   October 31, 2012 at 4:00PM
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Michaela(z6+ TN)

Finally, there is another Futura cultivar known as 'Midnight Shine'. It has very dark green centers with a wire thin yellow edge.

    Bookmark   October 31, 2012 at 4:08PM
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Michaela(z6+ TN)

I probably should show here the cultivar called 'Lillian True" aka 'Slipped Stripes'. It is probably the most beautiful of all trifasciatas IMHO. It comes from carefully selected Compacta growths. Note each leaf is different.

    Bookmark   October 31, 2012 at 4:17PM
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barbmock

Mike,

Fantastic, beautiful pictures, as usual! A real treat. It would be hard to choose between them.

Barb

    Bookmark   October 31, 2012 at 5:01PM
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Stush2049(Pitts., Pa. 6)

Thanks Mike for clearing up the Compacta usage.

    Bookmark   November 1, 2012 at 12:36PM
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noki

Thanks for the info!

Looking up about traditional Sans on the nets just leads to mass confusion.

Did find this interesting photo of a weird reverse Masoniana from Indonesian on ebay... ever see a Sans like this?

    Bookmark   November 4, 2012 at 12:47AM
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Stush2049(Pitts., Pa. 6)

Noki,
Yes from Indonesian also. Maybe the same place. Called Ornamental Plant Shop. It would cost an extra $35 for oversea shipping. I think the total shipping is $60, so I would be planing on buying a lot of plants to pay for shipping. Their plants are very low in price. I am almost tempted to send them an order if I didn't have so many other places to use my money first. Some of their plants I have never seen anywhere else.

    Bookmark   November 4, 2012 at 2:25PM
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