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Sansevieria patens f. variegata


Scientific Name

Sansevieria patens f. variegata

Accepted Scientific Name

Sansevieria patens N.E.Br.

Common Names

Snake Plant


Sansevieria 'Ed Eby' f. variegata

Scientific Classification

Family: Asparagaceae
Subfamily: Crassuloideae
Genus: Sansevieria


Sansevieria patens f. variegata is an attractive succulent with large rosettes composed of short, arching, cylindrical, longitudinally grooved leaves that spread in various orientations. The leaves are with pale yellow or creamy-yellow variegation, marked with dark green and paler green transverse bands and longitudinally marked with numerous blackish-green lines. They are up to 3 feet (90 cm) long and up to 1.8 inches (45 cm) thick. The flowers are grey-white and spaced out in clusters.

Sansevieria patens f. variegata

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USDA hardiness zones 10b to 11b: from 35 °F (+1.7 °C) to 50 °F (+10 °C).

How to Grow and Care

Place Sansevierias in moderately bright or filtered light. Good locations include a spot in front of a north-facing window or front of a bright, sunny window covered by a sheer curtain. Although the plant tolerates low light, bright light brings out the colors in the leaves. However, intense light may cause the edges of the leaves to turn yellow.

Allow the soil to dry completely before watering and then water deeply until water drips through the drainage hole. Allow the pot to drain and then discard the water that remains in the saucer. Never allow the soil to become soggy and never let the pot stand in water. Water sparingly throughout the winter. Like most succulent plants that store water in their leaves, Sansevieria rots quickly in excessively wet soil.

Place Sansevieria in average room temperatures. Protect the plant from drafts and cold temperatures as it is damaged at temperatures below 50 °F (10 °C).

Feed the plant once every three weeks throughout the summer. Use a general-purpose fertilizer for houseplants diluted to one-half of the strength suggested on the container. Sansevieria is a light feeder, and too much fertilizer makes the leaves fall over.

Learn more at How to Grow and Care for Sansevieria.


Sansevieria patens f. variegata is variegated form of Sansevieria patens.


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