Sansevieria Superba

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This succulent is noticeable due to its inordinately broad leaves. The leaves themselves are almost upright. Its full name is Sansevieria Trifasciata Superba. It is a native of some of the dry areas in Africa and thus its common name, the African Spear.

Scientific Name:Sansevieria Futura Superba
Other Names:Dracaena superba, Snake Plant, Mother in Law’s Tongue, African Spear.
Growth Season:Spring and summer
Preferred Temperature:It grows fastest between 13 to 29oC (55 and 85oF). It will likely suffer injury and die if kept in temperatures under (10oC) 50oF for extended periods.
Hardiness Zone:USDA Zone 9-11
Dormancy:This plant doesn’t go dormant but slows down in winter.
Toxicity:Plants in this genus are toxic to pets and humans. They cause gastrointestinal symptoms such as drooling, vomiting, and diarrhea.
Sansevieria Superba Summary

Sansevieria Superba Physical Characteristics

Though a member of the snake plant family, it is unique in its foliage. The leaves are broad, sword-shaped leaves with an upright, clumping habit. It has a vase-like appearance. The leaves are glossy with a deep green color. Also, it has a light-green variegation and a relatively broad cream-yellow line on the margin. 

The leaf is narrow on the lower side but broadens in the middle before tapering into an edge at the top-most part. It Uses CAM photosynthesis, so it opens its stoma at night and closes them during the day to save water. While doing it, it can release oxygen at night, purifying the air. 

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