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September 10, 2016
I have a mother-in-law’s-tongue plant which I have had for years. For the first time
it produced some unusual growth in the center. Is it a flower and if so, why did
I get one. I have never seen it before.
Sanseveria or Mother-in-laws-tongue is a tough houseplant. It will tolerate extremely
low light or intensely bright light and it thrives on neglect. It is one of a few
houseplants that can bloom indoors if it gets bright light and even moisture. The
bloom spike comes up in the middle of the plant and has small white spiky-tufted balls
of flowers. Usually once you your plant has bloomed, it often does every year thereafter
as long as the growing conditions remain the same.
I have a beautiful variegated sansevieria that grew on my front porch all season.
Our porch gets bright/diffused light and I was careful not to over water and the plant
has thrived. Now it is indoors, however the information that I have read indicates
to water only once per month. Does this sound correct to you?
Sansevieria or ‘Mother-in-law's tongue’ or ‘snake plant’, is a tough houseplant. Watering
it once a month should suffice. It has a very tough, leathery leaf and prefers it
on the dry side. Indoors, your plant is growing slowly, so the key is not to overwater.
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