Sansevieria trifasciata 'Laurentii'
Striped Mother-in-Law's Tongue, Striped Snake Plant, Variegated Snake Plant
Sansevieria trifasciata var. laurentii
Sansevieria trifasciata 'Laurentii' is a slow-growing succulent with a tight clump of many vertically inclined dark green leaves with lighter gray-green zig-zag horizontal bands and yellow broad longitudinal stripes along the margins. The leaves grow up to 3 to 4 feet (1.2 m) tall. Flowering on this cultivar is rare. Flowers are fragrant, greenish-white, and spaced out in clusters near the top of a vertical inflorescence within the foliage.
USDA hardiness zones 10a to 11b: from 30 °F (-1.1 °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 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 the strength suggested on the container. Sansevieria is a light feeder, and too much fertilizer makes the leaves fall over.
See more at How to Grow and Care for Sansevieria.
Sansevieria trifasciata 'Laurentii' is a cultivar of Sansevieria trifasciata.
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