SURPRISE OF THE DAY: My snake plant is blooming!
My sansevieria — aka snake plant & Mother-in-law’s tongue– sits on the living room floor beside a south window enjoying its bright location. This afternoon when I went to pull the nearby blind down so the sun wouldn’t hit it full force, I noticed this frilly stuff sticking up among the leaves. A flower!
It’s a bit like a hosta bloom: tiny long pale greenish-yellow flowers on a long shoot. I never knew that a snake plant would bloom, though I guess it stands to reason. Hubby says, “You’re so much of a horticulturalist you can even make a snake plant bloom.” (Or maybe I’m such a poor one that it’s never bloomed before?) Anyway, the poor plant’s confused: according to the book they are supposed to bloom in spring.
It certainly hasn’t been overwhelmed with TLC in its lifetime; it’s almost bursting its little pot and I’ve been going to transplant it but “round tuits” have been in limited supply hereabouts.
Seeing this plant blooming reminds me of an experience I had one evening years ago; I wrote an article about, so I’ll post that next.
Who –or what– do we love?