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The Wildebeest's guide to South Africa

Mother-in-law's Tongue

Afrikaans name: Aambeiwortel

A clump of Mother-in-law's Tongues growing nead Berg-en-Dal in Kruger National Park

Photo © Steven Herbert

Sensevieria hyacinthoides

The Mother-in-law's Tongue is a pretty boring plant with a unfortunate/apt name (You choose - I'm not gonna get involved!)

It is a succulent that grows to a medium height.

The Mother-in-law's Tongue can grow in a variety of habitats and can handle both shade and sun. It is a succulent so it can stand some drought.

It is best known for its leaves but it does get narrow white flowers.


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