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Mother-in-law’s tongue

Weed Habitat 

  • Native to Nigeria, this plant prefers well-drained soils in shady areas, but will tolerate dry periods. Prevents regeneration of native plants in bushland.

Description 

  • Upright succulent herb or forb that grows to 60 cm.
  • From the fleshy rhizome emerge stiff, lance-shaped leaves, 0.6 m to 1.2 m long, dark-green with mottling of grey-green and yellow throughout.
  • Small, cream to green, tubular flowers are carried on a spike.

Sansevieria trifasciataSansevieria trifasciataSansevieria trifasciata

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Weed Declaration

Currently not declared however under the Biosecurity Act 2014 you still have an obligation to prevent or minimise a biosecurity risk posed by a pest.

Weed Spread