Sansevieria zeylanica 1
Sansevieria zeylanica 1

Sansevieria zeylanica
(Devil’s Tongue)
(Ceylon Bowstring Hemp)
USDA Zone: 10B - 11
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Origin: Sri Lanka
Type: Herbaceous; Perennial; Cactus; Succulents; Evergreen

Typical Height: 2’-3’
(0.6 - 0.9mts)
Typical Spread: 1’-2’
(0.3 - 0.6mts)

Growth: Slow
Drought Tolerance: High
Salt Tolerance: High
Wind Tolerance: N/A
Foliage Color: Gray-green
Texture: Coarse
Flower Color: White
Flowering Season: Summer
Flower Feature: Insignificant
Light Needs: Medium-High
Nutritional Needs: Low
Human Hazards: None
Family: Ruscaceae
Propagation: Division; Cuttings
Leaf Type: Simple; Linear
Environmental Issues: Invasive

Typical sizes at the nursery:
3G (30"-36")

Typical planting distance:
12” O.C. Mass
18” O.C. Loose

Common Uses: Rock Gardens
Category: Small Shrubs 

Notes: Easy to grow; Suitable for xeriscaping

+ In this Photo:
Sansevieria zeylanica
(Devil’s Tongue)
3' OA Height
12" OC

All sizes are approximates
Photo taken by:
All Landscape Data, Inc.
February 2014
Florida USA

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