Entries Tagged as 'Sanseviereas'

Wednesday, July 20th, 2016

A Blooming Mother-in Law Tongue Plant in June

TheGardenLady received this question from Alice. My sister gave me two pups from her mother n laws plant about 7 years ago. She passed away in 2014. Now my plant blooms in the same month (June) that she passed. I have never saw these plants bloom before. You are taking perfect care of your Sansevieria […]

Monday, July 11th, 2011

Flowering Sansevieira

Flowering “mother-in-law’s tongue” by malyousif TheGardenLady received this question from Cathy. What are the white flowers ghrowing out of my sansevieira plant?  My friend had this plant for years and she never got them. Lucky you! Sansevieria or  mother-in-law’s tongue, like many plants, DO have flowers. They are white or a pale yellow green and […]

Friday, February 11th, 2011

Why Plant Leaves Fold

folded leaf spider nest by mycocortex TheGardenLady received this question from Jim. I believe my snake plant is underwatered. The leaves are folding in half length-wise. I have probably underwatered in fear of overwatering. Any suggestions for bringing my snake plant back without overwatering it? Snake plant or Sansevieria is a tough plant that has […]

Thursday, January 6th, 2011

What to do with a Big Sansevieria

Sanseviera by Phlora TheGardenLady received this question from Ellen. I was given a re-potted [Mother-in-law’s tongue] plant. It is so  tall that I am having difficulty finding a place to put it. Can the plant be cut off or will it die? There are many kinds of Sansevieria, Mother-in-law’s tongue plants, and some can grow […]

Monday, November 22nd, 2010

Do Sansevierias Grow Outdoors in New Zealand?

Cooktown Trip (Group 28) – An Environmental Disaster – Mother in-law’s Tongue (Sansevieria trifasciata) (Snake Plant) by emblatame (Ron) TheGardenLady received this question from Pauline. Does [Sanseveria] grow outside? I live in New Zealand. (Auckland) Depending on which of the approx 70 different species of Sansevieria you are interested in growing will determine where they […]

Monday, November 8th, 2010

How to keep old Sansevieria or Mother-in-laws tongue plants happy and healthy

Snake plant by Fuzzy T A number of readers have asked how to keep old Sansevieria or Mother-in-laws tongue plants happy and healthy. Many readers have inherited family sansevieria plants and want to do the right thing in revitalizing the plants. The best suggestion is to join a Sansevieria society to get their journals that […]

Wednesday, August 4th, 2010

How To Decide On Whether to Grow these Kmart Plants Outdoors

Dracaena marginata blooming by our Bamboo Gate by jungle mama TheGardenLady received this question from Luella. I bought some plants from Kmart a few weeks ago and I was wondering if I could plant them outside. I have a mother-in-law’s tongue, a drac marg (whatever that is), and what I believe is a rubber tree. […]

Monday, June 14th, 2010

Where To Buy Sansevieria, also known as Mother-in-Law’s Tongue

Sansevieria – Mother-in-law tongue or Snake Plant by Green Acres Nursery TheGardenLady received this question from Glen. Where can I find a mother-in-law’s tongue to buy? Generally you should be able to buy Sansevieria – common name is Mother-in-Law’s Tongue – at your local nurseries or garden centers that sell indoor plants. If you cannot […]

Friday, March 19th, 2010

Taking Care of Your Sansevieria (Mother-in-Law’s Tongue)

Sansevieria francisii by allloe TheGardenLady has received a number of questions about Sansevieria or Mother -in- Law’s tongue. Two of the questions are listed here. Two others relate to keeping the Sanserieria alive after freezing and what to do if the plant has root rot. My wife has a snake plant that’s starting to bloom, […]

Wednesday, August 19th, 2009

Is your mother-in-law tongue plant harmful?

TheGardenLady received this question from Chery. Is the aroma produced from the blooms of your mother-in-law’s tongue plant harmful? As far as TheGardenLady is concerned, she enjoys the fragrances of flowering plants and does not believe any of them are harmful. She loves the fragrance of the Sansevieria, Mother-in -law’s tongue plant. Fortunately, TheGardenLady has […]