Sansevieria trifasciata ‘Golden Hahnii’: Golden Birdnest Sansevieria

Sansevieria trifasciata, also called snake plant or mother-in-law’s tongue, is a species of flowering plant in the family Asparagaceae, native to tropical West Africa from Nigeria east to the Congo.

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^ This is a mini variety of Sansevieria trifasciata ‘Golden Hahnii’ [Golden Birdnest Sansevieria].

It is commonly called the snake plant, because of the shape of its leaves, or mother-in-law’s tongue because of their sharpness. In China, it is known as hǔwěilán [虎尾兰, tiger’s tail orchid]. In Japan, it is also called tiger’s tail [とらのお]. In Brazil it is commonly known as espada de São Jorge [sword of Saint George]. In Turkey it is known as Paşa Kılıcı [pasha sword]. In Nigeria it is commonly linked with Ogoun, the Orisha of war, and is used in rituals to remove the evil eye,  as a protective charm against evil or bewitchment.

Photo: Mom’s garden, JakartaIndonesia [20130423]

Source: Wikipedia

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