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Sansevieria Ehrenbergii is an evergreen, flowering plant that naturally grows in the tropical Africa and Asia regions. This tough plant can thrive almost anywhere and has multiple uses. It has been used as a natural antiseptic and a bandage. The leaf juice is applied to treat skin sores and eruptions. The leaves are very thick, fibrous and have been used for making ropes and slingshots.
Sansevieria Ehrenbergii is named after Christian Ehrenberg, who was a German naturalist. This plant was first described and discovered in 1911 by entomologist Wilhelm Kattwinkel.
This species has a popular miniature cultivar “Sansevieria Ehrenbergii Samurai Dwarf”. This cultivar has a short stature and grows just 4-6 inches tall.
Sansevieria Ehrenbergii belongs to the genus Dracaena from the Asparagaceae family.