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Walking Snake Plant in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Sansevieria lavranos

 

Walking Snake Plant

Sansevieria lavranos, commonly called Walking Snake Plant, is a sansevieria plant with elongated leaves bearing distinct channels on the top portions, which are lined with a red edging. It commonly reproduces via cloning itself along the ground, spreading itself lengthwise to the ground and rooting in segments that will become new plants. This remarkable characteristic of "walking" along the ground gave lavranos its common name. When still a young plant sansevieria lavranos grows in a tightly stacked rosette formation with fat leaves, but as it ages and starts sending out its offsets (walking), it becomes more of a fan-like shape. The leaves are grey-green in coloration with darker green bands, and narrow green striping runs the length of its leaves.  This plant was discovered by John Lavranos, who also discovered sansevierias like S. eilensis and S. hargeishana, among others. It was first documented in 1970, hence the common marketing name of "Sansevieria lavranos 1970". Sansevieria lavranos is native to Somalia.

 
plant Features
  • Walking Snake Plant likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Walking Snake Plant likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

  • Walking Snake Plant is not frost hardy

    Not Frost hardy

  • Walking Snake Plant likes free draining

    Free draining

 
plant information

Common name

Walking Snake Plant

Latin name

Sansevieria lavranos

type

Perennial

family

Asparagaceae

ph

6.0 - 8.0 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Walking Snake Plant likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Frost

    Walking Snake Plant is not frost hardy

    Not Frost hardy

  • Soil

    Walking Snake Plant likes free draining

    Free draining

  • Water

    Walking Snake Plant likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

Plant & bloom calendar

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full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Walking Snake Plant is 0.35meters x 0.31meters 0.35 M 0.31 M

Sansevieria lavranos

Sansevieria lavranos, commonly called Walking Snake Plant, is a sansevieria plant with elongated leaves bearing distinct channels on the top portions, which are lined with a red edging. It commonly reproduces via cloning itself along the ground, spreading itself lengthwise to the ground and rooting in segments that will become new plants. This remarkable characteristic of "walking" along the ground gave lavranos its common name. When still a young plant sansevieria lavranos grows in a tightly stacked rosette formation with fat leaves, but as it ages and starts sending out its offsets (walking), it becomes more of a fan-like shape. The leaves are grey-green in coloration with darker green bands, and narrow green striping runs the length of its leaves.  This plant was discovered by John Lavranos, who also discovered sansevierias like S. eilensis and S. hargeishana, among others. It was first documented in 1970, hence the common marketing name of "Sansevieria lavranos 1970". Sansevieria lavranos is native to Somalia.


Springtime Flowers

From Early Spring TO Mid Summer

Though rare if being kept as a houseplant, this plant can send out a long flowerstalk from its center with small pale blooms.

 

Establish Plant

From Early Spring TO Mid Summer

Establish or repot plant in well draining soil for best results. Ensure that the plant is growing in an area the receives at least partial bright sunlight, and water only when the top inch of soil is dry for roots to establish.

 
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