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icedance

Gardened all my life and have been working in horticulture since 2003, love plants and music among other things.

Sansevieria trifasciata

  • Season Icon Early WinterEarly Winter 2018
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icedance

Following their recent division I have a little runt of the litter ...feel rather protective 👶 💕 #succulentsunday

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pelly

Aww, that’s very dinky 💚💚

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  • Season Icon Late AutumnLate Autumn 2017
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icedance

#succulantsunday all present and correct, back on the windowsill post division 🙂 even the diddy guy on the end

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pelly

They're looking very healthy Sam 😍😍

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ukjohnny

...looking really healthy even the diddy one

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awomanonabike

Looking fab! Coincidentally I was just looking at mine and thinking of doing the same but it will be quite a task... it's very old and over a meter high. Do they separate easily or is it a job for the bread knife?! 🤔

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hayleyaj

Wow! They love look fab! I've decided I'm having some of these next year as they are lovely 😍😍

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icedance

It's interesting.. as a child who grew up when these were derided as mere mother in laws tongue ....that they are now so popular, I love them and they are excellent air purifiers as backed up by NASA 👍 @hayleyaj

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hayleyaj

Yes me too! Such an uncool plant over the years! But with the rise in succulent popularity, they are back with a vengeance! And now I can see why. I've read about many plants that are fab for the home for air quality, I have Peace Lily's, had a huge one and divided it and now they are everywhere! But defiantly having some of these next year as they look so great too! 👍🏻

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icedance

Look forward to seeing yours in situ Hayley 🙂 it great that houseplants of all types are back in vogue, especially among the younger generations, I'm really hoping it will spawn a new crowd of horticulturalists 🤞 sadly I've never had any luck with peace Lily's ...so if I try again I know who to go to for advice 🤔 @hayleyaj

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hayleyaj

They prefer to only be watered when the compost is dry and hate direct sun! A couple of tips for your next one! Go on give them another go! 😄😄

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icedance

I may well Hayley 🙂 thanks 🙏 @hayleyaj

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hayleyaj

You can have one of mine! 😄

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  • Season Icon Mid AutumnMid Autumn 2017
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icedance

And after ... thanks to @opiewan for the tip 👍

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opiewan

They look fantastically healthy!

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icedance

Thanks Adele it's the first house plant I've had which I haven't killed ! @opiewan

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brightcolours

#after #sansevieria #motherinlawstongue #sansevieria-repotting

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brightcolours

👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼

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icedance

Thank you Katie 🙂 @brightcolours

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lesliecole49

And may I ask what that tip was, from @opiewan ?

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icedance

I needed to split these up as they were growing lots of babies and @opiewan said she just pulled apart by hand .. very reassuring and worked well 👍 @lesliecole49

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opiewan

@lesliecole49 I didn’t add much helpful just general encouragement to not be frightened by it as they are very robust. I’ve just used my hands to separate the ‘pup’ from the established plant. You can be very assertive with them .

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icedance

It gave me the confidence to get on with it @opiewan so thank you again 🙂

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lesliecole49

Exactly, @icedance @opiewan , sometimes just a little encouragement is all it takes. Someone to say, I did it, try it like this..

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icedance

Hi Jacqueline I got some fab advice from @opiewan on this .. I split by pulling apart by hand ... but I can't see a reason not to resort to the bread knife if resistant , as long as you keep a decent amount of root attached 🙂👍 @awomanonabike I posted some before during ad after pics a couple of weeks ago 😊

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  • Season Icon Mid AutumnMid Autumn 2017
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icedance

During ..

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brightcolours

#sansevieria #motherinlawstongue #sansevieria-repotting

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icedance

Before ...

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brightcolours

#before #sansevieria #motherinlawstongue #sansevieria-repotting

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  • Season Icon Mid WinterMid Winter 2017
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icedance

My foray into #succulantsunday continues 🙂 all potted up and taking pride of place on kitchen windowsill

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Pushkraj

Cheeky name 😉

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icedance

Inspired by all of you I have made a foray into succulents 🙂👍 #succulentsunday

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daisy-jane

Yay welcome to 'succulentholics' Sam you'll fit right in 😉😘👍

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icedance

Thanks Jane I hope so @daisy-jane

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duaneneil

Sharp and harsh lol 😂

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icedance

😂😂 @duaneneil mine is coming over today at precisely 2.45 ??!! Thankfully hers is neither of those 🙂

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duaneneil

Haha 😂😆

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icedance

Always aware that with two boys I will be one of these one day .. fingers crossed if they ever move away from the computer screen 📺!! @duaneneil

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lesliecole49

I know my DIL thinks better of me than "sharp and harsh" lol @duaneneil !!

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hayleyaj

My next one to get! Love them 💚

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icedance

Saw them growing en masse in Barbados last year @hayleyaj they looked fantastic so trying in my own small way to recreate it on my kitchen window sill

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hayleyaj

I have a potted outdoor scheme in mind for the summer, found it on Pinterest!! 😃😃

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icedance

Ooh great plan @hayleyaj I fancy putting an Aspidistra out with them too 🌱💚

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