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Sansevieria trifasciata 'Silver Flame'

mother-in-law's tongue

Eventual height & spread

Sansevieria trifasciata 'Silver Flame'

mother-in-law's tongue

  • available to order from spring
  • 12cm pot - 42cm tall
  • £24.99
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  • Standard £5.95
  • Position: ideally bright indirect light, but will also tolerate some shade
  • Soil: good potting compost
  • Rate of growth: slow
  • Hardiness: tender (indoors only)
  • Current height: approximately 42cm (+ or - 10% including the pot)
  • Pot cover: choose a 14cm pot cover to give a good fit over the pot

    The chunky, sword-shaped leaves of this succulent house plant are lined with a paler grey-green band, which gives them a distinctive two-tone effect. One of the most undemanding indoor plants to grow, it's ideal for the novice - or anyone who wants to enjoy plants in thier home with the minumum amount of fuss.

    The pot in the photograph is not supplied with the plant (which is sent out in a simple nursery pot), but they do make excellent potted plants. If you wish to pot yours up, we do have a wide range of pots on our website to choose from.

    Please note: it is quite common for these plants to have small nicks or scars on their leaves. This does not affect their long-term health or vigour in any way.

  • Home care: The main thing to avoid with this plant is overwatering, so only water (avoiding the crown) when the compost gets quite dry. In winter you can cut back even more and only water every month or two and keep temperatures above 10°C. Repot every few years when the roots start to split the pot.
  • Pets: Harmful if eaten

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