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Delicate curling filaments of old fashioned Snake Plant flowers | by jungle mama
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Delicate curling filaments of old fashioned Snake Plant flowers

I remember walking into the entrance ways of old homes in Richmond, Virgina as I was growing up. There were always pots of striped Snake Plants growing there, in next to no light. I never saw those half-starved creatures flower, but when I moved to Miami it was a whole new story.

 

In honor of those memories, I gathered up and dragged home Snake Plants a neighbor had thrown away and planted them in my new driveway, not knowing how quickly they would fill every available space and then send their carrot-like roots up and over the concrete making the driveway ever smaller each year.

 

Despite the effort they take to keep them in check, I am regularly rewarded with the beauty of their subtle delicate white flowers, filaments curling like tiny ribbons to proclaim the location of Snake Plant pollen to bees.

 

Snake Plant, Mother-in-Law's Tongue

Sansevieria trifasciata

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Taken on July 10, 2010