Mar. 14, 2022

iguanatail, Sanseveria hyacinthoides

Iguanas come from Africa? Or just their tails? At least Florida doesn't have to worry about these tails falling out of trees when they get too cold! Actually, this household escape is quite useful. The fiber from the leaves is silky, soft, and elastic. It has been used for making clothes, string, mats, nets, and paper. The plant has also been used to treat fevers, toothache, ear infections, haemorrhoids, and internal parasites. This one was wild on Key Largo, Monroe Co FL, 3/21/16. Centuryplant family, Agavaceae.