Saturday, September 16, 2006

Sansevieria trifasciata "Laurentii"

These photos of this very hardy plant were taken about 5 years ago with a 2 megapixel Olympus camera. I wish I had a better camera because that was the one and only time that I have seen its flowers. These plants were lining the outer wall surrounding a condominium near my house and I was taking a walk with my son when these blooms caught my eye. Considering that the common names are so unflattering, the lovely, delicate flowers must have been given to make up for the harsh appearance of the plant. Thank god for flowers but pity they do not appear often enough.

Common name: Snake Plant, Mother-in-law's tongue
Family: Agavaceae
Origin: Africa

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