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Mother-In-Law's Tongue Blooming

Posted by akarinz 10 (My Page) on
Tue, Sep 24, 13 at 18:16

I've had this plant for over 20 years. It started blooming last year, but I missed getting a picture. I took one this time and thought I would share with everyone. And the fragrance is breathtaking for a day or two.

Karin


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RE: Mother-In-Law's Tongue Blooming

I don't think I've ever seen one bloom before. Very nice!


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I didn't even know they bloomed! I guess I've never had one long enough to have it bloom. Yours looks very healthy. Perhaps that's why it is blooming.


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I've had them for years and mine didn't bloom either!! I like those blooms and i'm glad you were able to get the picture.TFS
Kathi


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Before mine got near as full in the pot, I divided it into several pots. Oh well at my age I could not have waited for it to bloom. It is lovely, thanks for the picture. Al


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Cool! I have never seen that before!


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You've just given me a reason to grow it!....anything scented.....


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I'm going to watch for that! How much sun do you give yours?


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It actually doesn't get any direct sun. But it does get a lot of light. It is outside, as you can probably tell. I have had it in various places around the yard, but never in direct sun.

I am wondering if it started blooming because it is so packed in tight in it's pot.


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That's one plant that can look really ratty and beat-up, but yours looks beautiful. I checked the Sunset garden book, and if this is "sansevieria trifasciata," shelter from midday sun is recommended. The cactus book says it likes "summer light," so I guess you are meeting it's needs very well. Maybe the plant often looks bad because it's overwatered or in full sun all day.


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I water mine in the summer once a month. Other times very infrequently, maybe once every 3 months.


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I water mine in the summer once a month. Other times very infrequently, maybe once every 3 months.


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Thanks for the photo! I had one in my front yard in Venice (northern exposure - no direct sun), but I do not ever remember seeing it bloom. The huge philodendrons in the front yard bloomed regularly, but not the MIL tongue. Maybe I will get a new one for my house in Westchester.

Lars


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RE: Mother-In-Law's Tongue Blooming

  • Posted by hoovb z9 Southern CA (My Page) on
    Mon, Sep 30, 13 at 13:04

Very cool! Thanks for sharing the photo.


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