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A picture of a Sansevieria Francisii

Sansevieria Francisii

Dracaena francisii

Also known as

Snake Plant, Mother-in-Law’s Tongue, Devil’s Tongue

Sansevieria francisii pm by Peter A. Mansfeld (CC BY 3.0)

Full Sun
Easy care
Light watering
Tender

H1b

RHS hardiness

10°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

50cm

Max

50cm

10cm

Min

10cm

5 years to reach maturity

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has a mild fragrance

More images of Sansevieria Francisii

A succulent Dracaena francisii plant in a pot
A close up of a green Dracaena francisii plant in a pot

Sansevieria Francisii Overview

Dracaena francisii is happy wherever. It can handle partial shade to full sun, but it will grow taller the more light it gets. It is also a succulent in disguise, so only water it little and infrequently! This succulent plant was previously known as Sansevieria francisii and is often still sold as such. Fun Fact: These plants use a different form of photosynthesis, called CAM, standing for Crassulacean Acid Metabolism. It is an adaptation to dry environments and involves absorbing carbon dioxide and releasing oxygen during the night. This is typically carried out during the day for most plants during photosynthesis. Dracaena francisii is an evergreen, succulent species from the Asparagaceae family. It produces fleshy, cylindrical, smooth, green-grey striped leaves. This species can produce attractive, scented, white flowers in spring or summer, this is infrequent in cultivation.

Common problems with Sansevieria Francisii

How to propagate Sansevieria Francisii

Cuttings

Division

Special features of Sansevieria Francisii

Pot plant

Attractive leaves

Attractive flowers