Mother in Law’s Tongue | Sansevieria “Gold Flame”
- Botanical Name: Sansevieria Trifasciata
- Common Names: Snake plant, Laurentii, Mother-in-law’s tongue
Sanseveria, originally comes from tropical Africa and is a former genus of about 70 species of flowering plants in the asparagus family (Asparagaceae), now placed in genus Dracaena based on phylogenetic data.
Many of the species have water resistant leaf fibres that are used to manufacture ropes and bowstrings and several others are grown as ornamentals for their attractive foliage or structure.
This plant is also known as Mother-in-Law’s Tongue or Snake Plant because of its yellow striped leaves and tiny pale green scented flowers.
Sansevieria Gold Flame is a striking plant grown for its upright, fleshy, sword-shaped leaves. The foliage is highly variegated with contrasting deep green and golden yellow vertical stripes.
Ideal for shady areas in warm climates to get that tropical effect and is well suited to pots and containers either indoors or outside in alfresco areas and patios. When planted outdoors, choose a position in dappled shade or a brightly lit position indoors with well drained soil.
How to Care Sansevieria “Gold Flame”
- As a houseplant, it does best in bright light but tolerates low light levels indoors as well. Outdoors bright direct sun to full sun.
- Handles dry and poor soil conditions but appreciates good well-drained soil inside or outside.
- Lightly fertilize with a liquid 20-20-20 fertilizer 1/2 strength.
- DO NOT over-water or overpot.
- Temperatures below 40 may cause damage to leaves. Relatively pest-free.