Translucent white flowers, a raceme, grows up to 75 centimeters in length from a leaf axil
The leaves of Sansevieria are typically arranged in a rosette around the growing point, although some species are distichous.
The fruit is a red or orange berry.
An extremely durable and tough plant with long, linear leaves, often with light green contrasting horizontal markings.
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.
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.
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