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Kenya Hyacinth   
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Kenya Hyacinth
Introduced Shrub
Photo: Thingnam Girija
Common name: Kenya Hyacinth
Botanical name: Sansevieria parva    Family: Ruscaceae (Butcher's Broom family)

The Kenya Hyacinth is a relatively fine-textured species with narrow, reflexing leaves about 8-16 inches long and 0.5 to 1 inch wide. Rosettes are composed of 6 to 12 medium green leaves with dark green cross-bands. Small white flowers appear in spikes. The flowers have a pleasant smell of hyacinth at night. That is where it gets its common name from. Some plants send runners terminated with small plantlets. Kenya Hyacinth is native to Eastern Africa (Burundi, Kenya). Great for containers in dry shaded areas.
Photographed in Lodhi Garden, Delhi.
Identification credit: Nandan Kalbag