More new plants – Part 1

This batch of plants were rescued on their way to the compacter. Basically just plants that had been in for months not selling, taking up much needed space needed for newer, nicer looking plants and generally needing more care &/or time to get them back up to prime condition. Very little actually got thrown out, most plants were adopted. Here’s what I got:

Asplenium sp.
Asplenium sp. – Needs some fertilizer and a small trim of some of the oldest leaves but otherwise in good shape, nice and healthy. I’ve had good luck with my other two Asplenium species so I imagine this should be happy for me as well.

Chlorophytum x 'Fire Flash'
Chlorophytum x ‘Fire Flash’ – This plant is actually in excellent condition. I trimmed off some developing seed pods and gave it a quick shower but more cleaning is needed to make it into an overall attractive plant again. Absolutely love the colour on the petioles.

Aechmea fasciata
Aechmea fasciata – Healthy plant though it is well past flowering. Three large vigorous pups tell me this should be no problem though.

Sansevieria trifasciata
Sansevieria trifasciata

This one only came to me in a roundabout way. It had been written off but they were in prime condition and basically the only reason they weren’t selling was that they were $80 a pop (!). Sure they were a good full 8″ sized pot, in attractive ceramic containers growing in passive hydroponics but I can’t see anyone spending that much for them. Instead they were divided, repotted and planted up and priced to sell, I presume the ceramic containers will be priced separately as well and at the end of the day we’ll get our money for them – I was given a division of this one which is basically my favourite Sansevieria trifasciata cultivar I’ve seen.

Anyone have any idea on which cultivar it actually is? It’s a very light coloured almost silver/gray with darker banding. Exact colours vary from branch to branch as you can see in the picture but it is a very striking unique looking snake plant.


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5 Responses to More new plants – Part 1

  1. Maybe 'Moonglow' if it's fairly short, or 'Silver Queen' if it's tall. I assumed 'Moonglow' from the photo.Also, you're lucky. I did get some stuff that was about to be thrown out from my ex-job, but we never threw anything out just because it wasn't selling, at least not while I was there. Also, how on earth do you manage to have good luck with Aspleniums?

  2. Wow….lucky you! Reminds me of the good ole days at Pier One where I would bring home bags of free stuff all the time. Plants are way cooler though.

  3. Andrew says:

    It is fairly short, so maybe 'Moonglow' (pictures online seem to match fairly well anyway) – thanks!One of our assistant managers is really bad for wanting to get rid of old stuff to make room for new. I don't really like it in theory but staffing is so short right now there's really no time for rehabilitation, easy as it may be, especially for plants that may not sell anyway.Not sure how I have luck with Aspleniums but they seem to like me, even the one I almost killed while trying (successfully) to get rid of scale that went dormant for months not putting out any new leaves while the old ones looked like crap.

  4. Love the aechmea too… with the pups, that's like getting a few plants for the price of zero.

  5. Pingback: Chlorophytum ‘Fire Flash’ An update of sorts. | All Andrew's Plants

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