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Large-leaved Sanseveria

Posted by ElsieR z6 KY (My Page) on
Fri, Nov 7, 03 at 20:01

Today at the Cincinnati Krohn Conservatory there were some terrific Sansevieria plants with really wide leaves. There were not many leaves on each plant, about 2 feet tall, but they were almost five inches wide! Unfortunately, I did not bring a camera.
It was really attractive and I hope you can identify it.
Thanks.


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RE: Large-leaved Sanseveria

The Sansevierias with the widest leaves are either S. masoniana or S. grandis. You can tell the difference by feeling the leaves. Grandis should be smooth to the touch whilst S. masoniana is rougher. Both can easily attain 2 feet or more, with S. masoniana tending to grow taller. There are other wide leaved species from Malawi & Zimbabwe, as yet unnamed, which are not so common in cultivation.


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RE: Large-leaved Sanseveria

Thanks Birdsnestsoup, I will look those up.

Elsie


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RE: Large-leaved Sanseveria

hello; just wanna know what are the types of sansi that are large-leaved?


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RE: Large-leaved Sanseveria

Perhaps the widest are masoniana (aka Mason/Congo), grandis, liberica, and dawei.


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RE: Large-leaved Sanseveria

I was going to post a similiar question about the sans I saw in a green house. It was a varigated S. trifasciata -(would that be laurentii) but the leaves seemed much wider than my varigated plant. It was a $4 plant so it was small. It looked like a tall bird"s nest type sans.


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RE: Large-leaved Sanseveria

There are a LOT of variegated trifasciatas. But at $4 I suspect if yours isn't S.t. Lauentii, it might be S. futura. If so that's still a good for a pup. Look for pictures of S. futura to compare.


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