Family: Asparagaceae

Scientific Name: Sansevieria trifasciata laurentii Bantel's Sensation

Common Name: Sansevieria Bantel's Sensation


Bantel's Sensation Sansevieria (Sansevieria trifasciata laurentii) A 2-3 foot tall plant with white banded leaves.

Plant TypeIndoor Foliage
Hardiness Zone10
SunlightThey are tolerant of shade, low light conditions but prefer moderate to bright. Strong direct light will cause the leaves to burn or fade.
MoistureCan go for long periods of time with out water, but prefers to be kept evenly moist to slightly dry. One time I forgot about 3 plants in the north window of a room, for 2 months. They never got watered and are still alive today. Not a recommended practice!!!!!!!!!!!
Growing Mediaaverage house
Temperatureaverage house
LeavesThe leaves are stiff and upright with areas of white.
Dimensionshas a slow growth rate
MaintenanceVery little is needed just occasional re-potting when the plants get to large. They have very strong rhizomes and will crack almost any pot.
Propagationdivision, (PP 796) in 1948
Cultivar OriginBantel's Sensation is a sport of S. trifasciata "Laurentii" which was discovered by Gustav Bantel of St. Louis, Missouri.
Misc FactsAKA: White Snake Sansevieria
Notes & ReferenceR.W. Henley, A.R. Chase and L.S. Osborne University of Florida, Sansevieria production Guide, #156-San Marcos Growers web site (
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