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Sansevieria trifasciata

Common name(s): Snake Plant, Common Sansevieria, Mother-In-Law's Tongue

Plant type: evergreen foliage plant
Primary method of propagation: cutting
Alternate propagation method(s): division

Propagation by Cuttings

Cutting type: leaf
Time of year to take cuttings: Summer
Soil temperature for best rooting: 70-75 degrees F
Time to rooting: 4-6 weeks
Comment: Rooting environment is protected beds. Variegated variety may not come true from cuttings. Sansevieria can be propagated any time of the year. Although Summer planting gives the best results.

Propagation by Division

Division type: clump
Time of year to divide: Summer