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Ghostly Snake Plant

Posted by elfinn 5 MI (My Page) on
Sun, Aug 20, 06 at 14:05

I had read that the more light Sans get, the more banding they will produce, and I had all three of mine in bright light. The other two are the more typical type and are banding nicely, but I wasn't impressed with the way this one was coming along, so I moved it back by my Chinese Evergreen.

I have no idea what variety this one is, it came unidentified, but the leaves are broader than my other two, and the new growth is coming in downright ethereal, almost white. Has anyone seen this before, and is it going to cause any harm to my plant?

Here are a couple of pics...

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RE: Ghostly Snake Plant

You have sans trifasciata Moonglow. It is doing nicely, actually. I'd love to take it off your hands for postage!!

RE: Ghostly Snake Plant

What is the difference between 'Moonshine' and 'Moonglow'? Thanks,

RE: Ghostly Snake Plant

I'm of the opinion that Sans Moonshine & Moonglow are the same thing & I often hear the names used interchangeably.

This lovely plant is often a pale, ghostly light green, almost white, certainly icy looking. The younger growth tends to be this pale & usually darkens up some w/ age. Often they retain a dark green edge.

This is nothing abnormal or a problem, it's just a different variety of Sans. whose characteristic it is to have this very pale growth (yes, sometimes on fairly broad leaves).

I'd keep it in the same light as the others, it doesn't seem to need any special protection from bright light (as far as I've learned). Yours looks happy & healthy.

RE: Ghostly Snake Plant

I often see them in the restaurants. Very pretty!

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