Mother-in-law’s tongue

I’ve never seen a mother-in-law’s tongue sprout a new leaf – it’s a strange sight – and quite beautiful!

mother-in-law’s tongue

mother-in-law’s tongue

Update: Mother-in-Law’s tongue

Sadly the ants have gnawed away at some of the buds, but it looks like the ones remaining are turning into leaves …



12 Responses to Mother-in-law’s tongue

  1. Sonya August 31, 2009 at 2:56 pm #

    Is that not a flower rather than a new leaf? Be interesting to see…

  2. Smile August 31, 2009 at 5:09 pm #

    Sons, I think you could be right.

    It is strangely beautiful though Kirst …

  3. Kirsty September 1, 2009 at 9:09 am #

    Hmmm….I’m not convinced about it being a flower. I’ve never seen a flower on one of these plants, but I’ll take photographic evidence as it grows. Let’s wait and see…. 🙂

  4. emme September 1, 2009 at 11:16 am #

    wow, that’s totally odd. i’ve also never seen a flower on mother in laws tongue, despite our garden being full of them. and yet it doesn’t really look like a leaf hey?

  5. Sonya September 1, 2009 at 12:13 pm #

    Shall we take some bets!!!

  6. kristieraeofsun September 3, 2009 at 12:29 pm #

    Please tell me i’ve won a free trip to your lovely country!!
    Checked with local nursery & yep, it’s a flower spike.

  7. Kirsty September 3, 2009 at 5:29 pm #

    Sure wish I’d seen this comment (snake plant) before I submitted another pic – I was convinced it was a leaf! Sons you won! Smile I’ve most definitely learnt something from your blog!

  8. emme September 4, 2009 at 12:50 pm #

    and kirsty you’re an excellent contributor! see how much discussion you’ve generated?

  9. Smile September 4, 2009 at 2:49 pm #

    yes she is. what about you em 😉

  10. Sons September 4, 2009 at 4:44 pm #

    I’ve just commented on your other submission… And someone from America had to confirm it for us. Thank you Kirstieraeofsun – and I wish we could offer you a free trip to our country…

  11. Anita October 31, 2009 at 9:51 am #

    I am batteling to get hold of this plant. Maybe there are newe types in the nursery – but the old ones – I can not manage to get hold of it.

    Im in Kempton Park, South Africa

  12. Smilez November 1, 2009 at 5:15 pm #

    hi Anita. you should try to get a cutting from someone, that is what I did with my plant. they grow really easily. I would give you one if you came to Durban 🙂

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