Identification: My Second pix of plant for identification

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  1. Jam

    Jam Member

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    I would really like to know the name and type of this plant. I've had it for over ten years, but has never flowered. It is appears to be very healthy and has given me many shoots.
    Thanks-
    J
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  2. Ron B

    Ron B Paragon of Plants 10 Years

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  3. Jam

    Jam Member

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    wonderful
    now i can research Sansevieria trifasciata. Hopefully I can do s'thing different to help it bloom.

    Thank you.
    I am very happy,
    J
     
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    Sansevieria trifasciata 'Hahnii', commonly called the "Bird's Nest Snakeplant'.

    This dwarf cultivar is notorious for rarely blooming. So, don't get your hopes up expecting it to do so unless you can grow it outdoors in Florida or Hawaii.
     
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    After 10 years I suspected it was a non- bloomer. Went to the library and read somewhere that watering w/ epson salts may encourage flowers in plants.

    J
     
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    Don't use Epsom salts (Magnesium Sulphate) on Sansevieria. It won't encourage them to bloom and may even be toxic to them.

    I have some ideas on which chemicals may encourage Sansevieria to bloom but Magnesium Sulphate isn't one of them. Much research has been done on other difficult to bloom plants but not Sansevieria.
     

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