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Dracaena trifasciata 'Laurentii'

Family Name: Asparagaceae
Synonyms: Sansevieria trifasciata 'Laurentii', Sansevieria laurentii, Sansevieria zeylanica var. laurentii, Sansevieria trifasciata var. laurentii
Common Name: Mother-In-Law's Tongue, Variegated Snake Plant, Goldband Sansevieria, 金边虎尾兰, 黃边虎尾兰
Full Sun: 6-8h Semi-Shade Little Water Coastal Green Roof Interiorscape / Indoor Plant Ornamental Foliage Dry Soils / Drought Shallow Media Woody Creeper Herbaceous


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Classifications and Characteristics

Plant Division Angiosperms (Flowering Seed Plants) (Monocotyledon)
Plant Growth Form Shrub (Herbaceous, Creeper)
Lifespan (in Singapore) Perennial
Mode of Nutrition Autotrophic


Native Distribution Zaire

Description and Ethnobotany

Taxonomy The latest accepted Family name (APGIII) is Asparagaceae. Also previously placed in Agavaceae Convallariaceae, Dracaenaceae, Liliaceae, Ruscaceae.

Landscaping Features

Desirable Plant Features Ornamental Foliage
Plant & Rootzone Preference - Tolerance Fertile Loamy Soils, Well-Drained Soils, Poor Infertile Soils, Saline Soils / Salt Spray, Acidic (low pH) Soils, Alkaline high pH Soils, Shallow Media (8 -10cm), Easy to Grow, Dry Soils / Drought
Landscape Uses General, Coastal, Green Roof, Flowerbed / Border, Container Planting, Interiorscape/ Indoor Plant
Thematic Landscaping Golden Garden, Rockery / Desert Garden

Plant Care and Propagation

Light Preference Semi-Shade, Full Sun
Water Preference Little Water
Plant Growth Rate Slow
Maintenance Requirements Low
Propagation Method Leaf Cutting, Storage Organ, Division


Foliage Retention Evergreen
Mature Foliage Colour(s) Green, Silver / Grey, Yellow / Golden
Mature Foliage Texture(s) Smooth, Leathery, Thick
Foliar Type Simple / Unifoliate
Foliar Venation Parallel
Leaf Area Index (LAI) for Green Plot Ratio 3.5 (Shrub & Groundcover - Monocot)

Non - Foliar and Storage

Stem Type & Modification Acaulescent
Root Type Underground (Fibrous Root)
Specialised Storage Organ(s) Underground (Rhizome), Aboveground

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Master ID 1132
Species ID 2425
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Species record last updated on: 23 January 2020.