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Sansevieria hyacinthoides

   (Family: Asparagaceae)
   
Afrikaans: Aambeiwortel, Skoonma -se-tong English: Mother-in-law's tongue, Snake tongue Xhosa: Isikholokotho  EDIT
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Plant Type: EDIT  Shrub
Height: 0.3m
Special properties:
  Drought Resistant (heavy)
  Has Medicinal Uses
Rarity Status:
Common
   
Preferred position:
Full Sun
Toxicity:  
  The leaves are potentially poisonous if ingested.
 
Flowering time EDIT
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Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Flower colours
 
White
Flower type
 
  Flower scent EDIT
  Fragrant especially at night
  Polinator
  Moths
  Flower info
  Translucent white flowers, a raceme, grows up to 75 centimeters in length from a leaf axil
 
 
Leaf arrangement
 
  Leaf info EDIT
  Evergreen
  The leaves of Sansevieria are typically arranged in a rosette around the growing point, although some species are distichous.
 
 
Fruit type EDIT
Fruit colour
Orange
Red
 
  Seed info EDIT
  The fruit is a red or orange berry.
 
 
Description EDIT
An extremely durable and tough plant with long, linear leaves, often with light green contrasting horizontal markings.
Growing EDIT
It will grow in full sun but is far more vigourous and attractive grown in shade.

Plant in well drained garden soil mixed with plenty of compost and mulch. Water regularly until established, after which water need only be supplemented during particularly dry spells.
Distribution EDIT
History EDIT
Uses EDIT
The rhizomes and leaves of Sanseveria are used for earache, stomach ache, toothache, ulcers, haemorrhoids, diarrhoea and internal parasites. A strong rope is made from the fibres in the leaves.

In Africa, the leaves are used for fiber production.

Sansevieria species are believed to act as good air purifiers by removing toxins (such as formaldehyde, xylene and toluene) from the air, thereby gaining a reputation as a good cure for sick building syndrome.
Ecology EDIT
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