Reclassification of Snake Plants to Monstera

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  1. Jewell

    Jewell Incorrigible Gardener Plants Contributor

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    With genetic studies most snake plants (Sansevieria) have been moved to a different classification, Monstera. I have an old typical snake plant out in my she shed. I have tried numerous times to try and kill it with over watering. It is big and had to leave the house. I found a small cylinderical variety that sits in my bedroom window. I like it so much I have several starts. Heaven only knows what I will do with them all.

    Here is a photo of snake plant starts in a vase next to a monstera start (smaller variety with holy leaves...my daughter in law asked if it had bugs)

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    My favorite new snake plant. Have had it about two years. The cat kept eating the tips off.

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    Here’s some birds nest varieties. Slower growing so stay manageable longer.

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    If you have any monstera or snake plants please post more photos. This smaller holy climbing variety is the first one I’ve found I felt might fit into my small home without being kicked to the curb the next year. I hate homeless plants :eek:
     
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    Jewell Incorrigible Gardener Plants Contributor

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    Here is the old common snake plant. It occasionally blooms. I moved it out to the shack and am hoping I didn’t overwater it this last week. (The first time I’d watered it since transplanting a month ago.) Since this is a south facing window I had to find some old swags to protect it from the intense sun. They do love bright light though, which it will get in the shack. Some leaves are over 3 foot. AA9B1C0B-D76B-47CE-B3C9-7EA5A7A0D15A.jpeg
     

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