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Sansevieria Pinguicula is a short, flowering plant that grows in the driest regions of Kenya. This tough plant can thrive anywhere from clay to bare rocks. It is known for its unique stilt-like roots. They are very thick, succulent and store moisture and nutrients. The roots hold the plant slightly above the soil level.
Sansevieria Pinguicula was first described by a Swiss botanical illustrator Peter René Oscar Bally in 1943. This plant is cherished by plant collectors due to its unusual growing habit.
The specific name is derived from a Latin word pinguis which means fat. This plant doesn’t have underground rhizomes. It spreads by aerial stolons that grow out and land on the ground to form new plants. Hence the name walking Sansevieria. Also, it looks like a dwarf version of an Agave plant.
This plant belongs to the genus Dracaena from the Asparagaceae family.