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Sanseveria trifaciata Laruentii (Or better known as Snake Plant).

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    Default Sanseveria trifaciata Laruentii (Or better known as Snake Plant).

    O.k., I know this house plant is as common as the dirt it lives in, but just because it's common does not mean it should be a social reject to be ignored and forgotten in some shadowy corner of some dank, dusty room! So before I bore you with more adjectives, let me just add that I posted this because it has seven flower spikes and it should be recognized for blooming above and beyond the call of duty. Sanseveria trifaciata Lauruentii I salute you! ALName:  Snake Plant In Bloom 011.JPG
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    I haven't see one of these bloom in so long. Last one I saw I was in my teens and my grandmother was still gardening. Thanks for bringing the memory back.

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    I saw many of these in the street in the Yucatan peninsula in Mexico, many in bloom. Such an indestructible plant deserve praise. It looks great and very sculptural. Maybe we have seen too many of these. and that is why it does not look precious.. Full sun or dark apartment, it will not die, even if you forget to water it for a long time. would be nice if many orchids would be so tough and indestructible.

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    What a cool plant, Al! Why is it called a snake plant? Where I grew up it was called "the mother-in-law's tongue' . haha...

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    Around here they grow pretty tall. I bought a couple bunches on a corner. Someone sat a box with a cup to leave money in at the corner by their house. You would be suprised at how much money was in the cup. lol They were obviously popular. They now grace the front walkway and i'm guessing when I move a bunch into the shade shortly, they will take off and flower more often. I just love these....thanks for sharing the flowers. They do not come often enough.

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    Thanks guys for appreciating such a neat plant. Stefpex what you say is so true. Bruce, yes I always knew this as Mother In Law Tongue myself, but when I looked up the Latin name on the Internet, this name of Snake Plant came up also so I used it so the title would not be quite so long. Connie I had forgotten that these could grow well in warm Florida and in some areas outside all year long. Can you believe that one Internet website on house plants called the flowers on this plant as 'insignificant'. They maybe not drop dead gorgeous, but 'insignificant is a poor description don't you think?

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    slip of the tongue!!! never a need to neglect such a simple succulent!

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    Quote Originally Posted by orchidsal View Post
    Thanks guys for appreciating such a neat plant. Stefpex what you say is so true. Bruce, yes I always knew this as Mother In Law Tongue myself, but when I looked up the Latin name on the Internet, this name of Snake Plant came up also so I used it so the title would not be quite so long. Connie I had forgotten that these could grow well in warm Florida and in some areas outside all year long. Can you believe that one Internet website on house plants called the flowers on this plant as 'insignificant'. They maybe not drop dead gorgeous, but 'insignificant is a poor description don't you think?
    No, insignificant is such a bad word to describe precious tiny flowers. I have a soldier orchid that used to bloom in with a pot of lilies. They no longer bloom at the new house and I miss the little bell like flowers. Small flowers are just as pretty to me.

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    i wonder if i am seeing an epiphyllum in the background.........hmmmmm.....post pics of those blooms also lol

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    We also have these here in Barbados. They grow well for us either indoors or out.
    No one mentioned the fragrance. when ours are in bloom they have a very heavy sweet fragrance in the evening.

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