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Sanseveria aethiopica (3)

Sansevieria aethiopica

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Skoonma-se-tong (afrikaans)

Taxonomy:

Family ASPARAGACEAE
Genus Sansevieria
Specie aethiopica
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Basionym Sansevieria aethiopica

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Description:

Sansevieria aethiopica is a hardy, evergreen, succulent plant that is very variable in size and shape, and that spreads from shooting, subterranean, horizontal stems.Rosettes of erect, mottled leaves form dense stands under vegetation.

At irregular periods during the year a tall, flowering stem carries scented, creamy, whitish-yellow, tubular flowers that open towards the evening.These are followed by reddish-orange berries that attract birds.

Extensively used as a medicinal plant.Makes a beautiful form plant.

Particularly good for planting in dry, dark, shady areas under trees.

Size: 30 to 50cm

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Distribution:

Limpopo, North West, Gauteng, Mpumalanga, KwaZulu Natal

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