What does Sansevieria

Sansevieria or bow hemp
The genus Sansevieria is also known under the name bow hemp. This is due to the leaf ends, which drive out fibrous frayed tips. These fibers were used in the past to make bows. The tensile strength proved itself with the bowstrings.

Sansevieria concinna
Bow hemp
Common name (s): Bow hemp
Botanical name: Sansevieria concinna
Family: asparagus family (Asparagaceae), subfamily butcher's broom family (Nolinoideae)
Origin / Distribution: Africa (Mozambique, South Africa, Tanzania, Zimbabwe) ...

Sansevieria trifasciata
Bow hemp, Sansevierie, mother-in-law's tongue
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Sanseveria are some of the easiest houseplants to look after in this encyclopedia. These easy-care plants originally grow in Africa. In the Netherlands they are known as women's tongue, in Belgium as widow's tongue. The plant family is called Agavaceae.

~ abyssinica N.E. Brown
~ abyssinica var. angustior (Engler) Cufodontis
~ abyssinica var. sublaevigata (Chiov.) Cufodontis ...

Bow hemp, ~ - care and reproduction
The bow hemp, with a botanical name ~, belongs to the asparagus family and is related to the dragon tree. Somewhat lovelessly he is also called mother-in-law's tongue.

~ trifasciata butcher's broom family
Description and origin:
The leaves of the bow hemp are sword-shaped, form a rosette and have light green spots. The plant grows up to 1 m high. The flowers give off a strong scent and are yellowish. However, the plant rarely blooms.

~ cylindrica: Coming from the dry savannas south of the Sahara, this species is now also gaining ground in our interiors. ~ cylindrica has cylindrically shaped leaves according to its name. These are rather light green to greyish green and provided with dark green horizontal stripes.

~ trifasciata
Full sun or dry heating air: the problems that many indoor plants face are easily mastered by the bow hemp. In addition, the desert plant is a real eye-catcher.
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~ trifasciata also known as bow hemp grows stemless as a perennial, succulent plant with strong 1.3 to 2.5 centimeters thick creeping rhizomes. The one or two leaves stand upright on a stem and can be up to 6 leaves in individual cases.

~Species grow as stemless or stem-forming, perennial, succulent plants. They are usually evergreen and often form larger clumps, sometimes branching out near the base with subterranean rhizomes or aboveground runners.

~ cylindrica is a species of plant from the genus ~ (Bow hemp) in the asparagus family (Asparagaceae) and comes from Central Africa. Their leaves are cylindrical and can - depending on the cultivated form - be up to a meter long.

Bow hemp (~): mostly evergreen, partially hardy
Bromeliad (Bromelia): different species bloom and can overwinter outside
Dieffenbachia (Dieffenbachia seguine): evergreen, very needy of light and warmth, not winter-proof ...

Bow hemp, ~ trifasciata: Tolerates every care mistake except for waterlogging, can be easily propagated by leaf cuttings.
Real aloe, aloe vera: needs a lot of water in summer, but wants to be kept dry in winter.

Probably the best known is that ~ trifasciata 'Laurentii', with long leaves and a golden-yellow margin. They all multiply through runners, so-called stolons. Propagation from cuttings is also possible. The interface should first dry for about two days and then be planted in a substrate.

Bow hemp, mother-in-law's tongue (~)
Bow hemp, also known as mother-in-law's tongue, is the ideal plant for novice plants - this houseplant does not require a lot of care or attention.

The bow hemp, with a botanical name ~, belongs to the asparagus family and is sometimes referred to as mother-in-law's tongue. It is as easy to care for as cacti and survives dry periods very well.

One of the most robust ("Dino") plants is the lucky feather (Zamioculcas). The plant, which comes from prehistoric times, tolerates shade and is not angry if you forget to water for a few days. The is also robust ~ - the mother-in-law's tongue.
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If the cypergrass (Cyperus) has really wet and nice and warm "feet", it doesn't care about anything else.
The dragon tree (Dracaena) only requires a little water, humidity, warmth and light.
Bow hemp (~) is considered a common plant, the light and shadow, ...

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