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Sansevieria trifasciata var. laurentii (De Wild.) N.E.Br.
Bull. Misc. Inform. Kew 1915: 240 1915.

= Sansevieria trifasciata cv. Laurentii

Accepted Scientific Name: Sansevieria trifasciata Prain
Bengal Pl. 2: 1054. 1903 Prain

Sansevieria trifasciata var. laurentii (Sansevieria trifasciata cv. Laurentii) Photo by: Forest Starr & Kim Starr
Habit at Kula Ace Hardware and Nursery, Maui, Hawaii, USA. September 06, 2007.


See all synonyms of Sansevieria trifasciata

Common Names include:
ENGLISH: Mother-in-laws Tongue, Jinn's tongue, Bow string hemp, Snake tongue, Saint George's sword, Devil's tongue, Snake plant, Stripped Snake plant, Striped Mother-in-law's Tongue
RUSSIAN (Русский): Сансевьера треxполосная ‘Лаурентии’

Subspecies, varieties, forms and cultivars of plants belonging to the Sansevieria trifasciata group

  • Sansevieria trifasciata Prain: has upright, sword-shaped leaves from a basal rosette, dark green with horizontal bands of light greyish-green. Distribution: West Africa from Nigeria east to the Congo.
  • Sansevieria trifasciata cv. Bantel's Sensation: (White sansevieria) - A beautifully elegant variegated plant with 60-90 cm long by 4 cm inch wide dark green leaves that are dramatically banded with snow white streaks.
  • Sansevieria trifasciata cv. Golden Hahnii: (Golden birdnest sansevieria) has attractive yellow/golden leaves with a combination of marginal and internal green stripes of variable width/length which are parallel with the veins of the leaf.
  • Sansevieria trifasciata cv. hahnii: a.k.a. Bird's Nest Sansevieria is a dwarf version with rosettes of leaves banded green and dark green.
  • Sansevieria trifasciata cv. Laurentii: similar in growth and appearance to Sansevieria trifasciata, but has broad creamy-yellow, longitudinal stripes on margins.
  • Sansevieria trifasciata cv. Moonshine: has pale green (nearly silver) leaves, ageing to an olive colour with slight cross banding with a narrow dark green margin.

22415 star Forest Starr & Kim Starr
Habit at Enchanting Floral Gardens of Kula, Maui, Hawaii, USA. October 24, 2007. (Sansevieria trifasciata cv. Laurentii) Photo by: Forest Starr & Kim Starr
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