Another Sansevieria species that I have is the S. suffruticosa v. longituba, which has an architecturally interesting growth habit. This semi-succulent can’t take sun or frost, so it stays potted so I can move it as necessary. Starting in November, I will not water this specimen until mid-February, as it is very rot-prone in winter.
As I mentioned in yesterday’s post, this genus contains 60 species and an untold number of cultivars. I commented yesterday that Sansevieria was in the Agavaceae family. This is no longer the case. The genus, now classified in the Dracaenaceae family, originates from Arabia, Africa, and India. It’s difficult to keep up with the seemingly constant reclassification that goes on in the plant world.
Some folks specialize in collecting Sansevieria cultivars, and there is even a Society for them. I like them well enough, but unless I see another really different species, I think I’ll stick to the few I have.