Sansevieria or no?

Asked September 10, 2015, 11:38 AM EDT

I just purchased a plant from my university botany club. They thought it might be some kind of snake plant, but the leaves are much thinner than what I'm used to, and there aren't any markings. It was marked as an "assorted tropical," so I'm caring for it for now as a general tropical plant (keeping it pretty moist but not too wet). Any thoughts on what this plant could be?

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1 Response


I agree that it is definitely not a Sansevieria. It looks to me like some kind of Dracena or corn plant, possibly Dracaena deremensis 'Janet Craig' or Dracaena compacta. These are tropical mostly under-story plants from Southeast Africa. They make good houseplants as long as they have some light.

I hope this helps!