In December 2013, we bought a plant I found fascinating. (Click here if you’d like to see the original post.) The plant is a variety of Sansevieria (Snake Plant) called Sansevieria Cylindrica (Cylindrical Snake Plant). It started off in a tiny pot with nine cylindrical spears. It’s now triple the original height, in a large pot, and has so many spears I haven’t even bothered to try counting.
The snake plant I had had since my childhood took 25 years before it finally bloomed. Thereafter, it bloomed every year. This one took less than 2 years to grace us with its fragrant flowers. I guess it loves Fuengirola as much as we do. But, I’ve also learned that Sansevierias thrive on neglect. My old one was pot-bound and hadn’t had enough water when it sent out it’s first flowers.
Our cylindrical snake plant started out on the dresser in front of the bedroom window. It’s outgrown the space and is now in the living room.
It turns out Sansevieria is also a great air purifier, removing toxins (like formaldehyde, benzene, and ammonia) from the air. I’m thinking of getting some other varieties and removing all the toxins from my life. (Oh, if that were all it took.)
|STARTING TO BUD A FEW WEEKS AGO.|
|THE FLOWERS OPEN WIDE IN THE EVENING.|
|JUST ONE STEM FILLS THE LIVING ROOM WITH A SWEET, LIGHT FRAGRANCE.|