Snake Plant, Mother-in-law’s tongue; 

/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/280920112113.jpg/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/280920112114.jpgSansevieria trifasciata ‘Futura Robusta’

efloraofindia:”For Id 28092011MR9’’ green Cactus looks like a snake Pune:  Date/Time-Sep 2011
Location- Place, Altitude, GPS-Pune
Habitat- Garden/ Urban/ Wild/ Type-Garden
Plant Habit- Tree/ Shrub/ Climber/ Herb- Cactus
Height/Length- about 3 ft
Leaves Type/ Shape/ Size- Green dashed

Sensevieria trifaciata, snake plant, or mother-in-laws tongue

Oh my God what a name ‘mother in laws tongue’ why because it looks like a snake or is it because it looks sharp like a blade ha ha….

because the leaves are sharp like mother-in-laws tongue. I deliberately did not write earlier. Here is the link

Sensevieria trifaciata
Also referred to as Bowstring hemp. The fibres in the leaves were used in making Bow strings.

all sensevarias flowered in calcutta in july… at the height of the monsoon… esp if they were growing out in the open… did your plant flower too, ene though it was in a tub?
Mother-in-law’s tongue… because sharp edges and many leaf blades.. just as mother in law has many opinions… but let the poor lady enjoy her opinions… she has lost her son to the daughter in law!!!
and we will stick to science…
this is one of the many plants studied by NASA team to see if indoor air can be purrified in the space station by plants… sensevaria came out as an important detoxifier of indoor closed office space air.. plant a few in your offices… (NOT FERNS THEY GIVE OUT THE SPORES PERIODICALLY AND YOUR EYE PATIENTS WOULD SUFFER physically from particles getting in their eyes and perhaps develop allergies to the protien-carbohydrate/lectin coats on the spore ) …

this is NOT a cactus… cacti are DICOTS, originating ONLY in the Americas…
Sensevarias are MONOCOTS, originating in Africa.
Big difference…
NOT all that have thorns or are sharp or are succulent are cacti…
I know confusing if you are just coming back to Botany… but slowly one begins to remember… so take heart…
and enjoy the process.

Plant is in open in a Joggers Park. I do not know if it had flowered .

1st and 3rd images should be of Sansevieria trifasciata ‘Futura Robusta’ and 2nd one should be Sansevieria trifasciata ‘Laurentii’ as per Leafyplace.

/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/280920112110.jpgSansevieria trifasciata ‘Laurentii’

efloraofindia:”For Id 30092011MR12’’ ?Sensevieria trifaciata Pune:
I had posted this pic on 28/09/2011 along with Sensevieria trifaciata but there was some uncertainty whether this is or not Sensevieria trifaciata so posting again Sep 2011

Sansevieria trifasciata v. laurentii i think

Sansevieria trifasciata ‘Laurentii’
efloraindia: 071211 BRS 245: Pl. find the attached file contain photo for id. request.
Location: Chandra Mill, Coimbatore.
Date: 06.12.2011
Habitat: Garden.

This is Dracaenaceae, Sansevieria trifasciata Hort. ex Prain, a widely grown ornamental. The cultivar with the yellow edged leaves is Sansevieria trifasciata ‘Laurentii’.

Nice Catch … we call this as Mother in law’s toungue

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‘Id 21012012MR1’’ Sansevieria trifasciata flowering at Pune:
Jan 2012
sharing images of Sansevieria trifasciata flowering at a private society at Pune

Family Ruscaceae
Star-shaped flowers, six petals, white on upper surfaces, undersides light chartreuse. sparkle from dusk onwards, thrusting their petals outwards, with tips curled downwards and inwards, 6 elegant looking stamens and a long style with a small stigma. it is only for a night. By noon the next day, the flowers become listless. I could also see the pollinators foraging. The flowers had a lovely sweet fragrance which is only at night when flowers open
The information on this plant was compiled from the following link

Never seen the flowering stage of this ornamental, thanks…

Yes … Very good photographs

Thank you … for your appreciation.
Infact this was another moment of joy for me. I was observing the flowers daily for almost 15 days but to my disappointment they looked listless everyday until I read about it on the net and found that they open at dusk. I rushed to see them as it was around 8.00 pm then, and there they were sparkling and smiling with a sweet fragrance.

Should be of Sansevieria trifasciata ‘Futura Robusta’ as per Leafyplace.

/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/DSCN8591.JPGSansevieria trifasciata ‘Golden Hahnii’
Ornamental For ID : Lalbagh,Bangalore : 211213 : AK-29 :  Attachments (1). 3 posts by 2 authors.
Seen at the Lalbagh Nursery on 23/11/13.
Cultivated, potted plant.
Id please.

Sansiveria trifasciata

It should be Sansevieria trifasciata ‘Golden Hahnii’ as per Llifle and Leafyplace


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Sansevieria trifasciata :: Dattaji Salvi Udyan, Thane :: 11 JAN 20 : 1 post by 1 author. 4 images.
Dattaji Salvi Udyan  Thane
Date: January 11, 2020 … Altitude: about 11 m (36 feet) asl
Sansevieria trifasciata  Prain

Should be of Sansevieria trifasciata ‘Futura Robusta’ as per Leafyplace.

Location- Place, Altitude, GPS-Pune
Habitat- Garden/ Urban/ Wild/ Type-Garden
Plant Habit- Tree/ Shrub/ Climber/ Herb- Herb
No flowers or fruits seen

/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/P1120826.JPGSansevieria trifasciata cv. hahnii

Request for ID : 290511 : AK-1:
Taken at Jijamata Udyan, Mumbai, Maharashtra on the 4th of Feb, 2011.

This seems to be Sansevieria trifasciata, the “Snake Plant” of Asparagaceae…
See the above link.

I think should be Sansevieria trifasciata cv. hahnii as per Llifle


Sansevieria parva in FOI : 4 posts by 2 authors.
Images of … at Sansevieria parva in FOI looks different from Sansevieria parva N.E.Br. as per images and details herein.
I feel these may be of Sansevieria trifasciata Prain
Pl. check and correct.

I will have a relook. Meanwhile, the current name is Dracaena parva (N.E.Br.) Byng & Christenh.

Yes, it does look like Sansevieria trifasciata.


Seen at the park during my visit.

I think close to Sansevieria trifasciata

Thanks … Looks close to me as well.


308 ID wild plant Sansevieria: 15 high res. images.
Please ID wild plant,
Location: near Reserve Forest, Chathamattom, Ernakulam District, (Kochi) Kerala PIN:686671
Altitude: 1400fsl
Flower date: 06.02.2022, 01.00pm
Habitat: wild moisture
Plant habit: erect, branches, stemless, perennial
Height: 02.5 feet
Leaves: alternate, lengthy, apex, fleshy, erect, size up to:60×8cm, 02mm thickness
Flower: racemose, clustered, length:03cm, whitish green, non fragrant

Camera: CANON EOS1500D

Check Dracaena trifasciata

Comparative images at

Yes, it is, dear …, thank you very much for ID my plant, here growing as wild,




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