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Sansevieria Flowers?

Posted by yardenman z7 MD (My Page) on
Sun, Dec 20, 09 at 16:19

I've been growing Sansevieria trifasciata (I think) for about 20 years. Suddenly, one seems to be sending out some flower stalks! Did I suddenly do something right about the light and water and fertilizer, or is it about to die like some cacti do when they flower?

I've never seen this happen before. In fact, it never occurred to me that sansevierias flowered.


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RE: Sansevieria Flowers?

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RE: Sansevieria Flowers?


no, your plant is not about to die. The actual growths which flower will not grow any further, but send 'pups' which actually the normal way to grow for a Sans.

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RE: Sansevieria Flowers?

The old growth will not add any leaves after it flowers, but off set and grows in that manner. You can finally remove the old growth trim it up put it into a fresh pot and soil it will turn into a teen-ager again, remove most of the outside leaves on the old growth. Wait until the pot fills up and do it again when needed. If you do this process about every three years or less. You can always have it grow up to a old age. Remember some species only have one leaf growth per plant and others 20 more or less, depending on the species. I also suggest you wait until Spring hits your area. Norma

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