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Snake plant: mother-in-laws tongue: sansiveria as fiber

 
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Who knew? It seems there is a useful fiber in so many plants. Had I known a couple years ago I would have been working the sansiveria (and banana).

This just came across my fb reels...
https://www.facebook.com/reel/966354083946557?fs=e&s=cl

 
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Wow!
This is even more impressive considering how little light they need.
I wonder if they will respond well to humanure or urine?
 
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William, I have them in my front yard bordering the street and they are unstoppable, even with sheer neglect and drought-- I shudder to think what would happen if I fertilized them!
I have to go through with the machete and chop them a few times a year or they would probably take over the whole block. there is a house up the road that's been for sale for a while, it has taken over their entire front yard.

For the person who can't access FB, was there anything interesting in the video above?
 
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Well the processing seed very strait forward.
The woman pulverized the leaf between two rocks, one as an anvil the other as hammer.
She then used a butter knife and scraped away the non-fibrous portion.

Not in the video, the plant will rot to death when kept wet, and the fibers were used for bowstring.

Seems like a potent fiber crop.
We keep them as houseplants here in Ohio.
They ate notorious for being able to survive on low light and neglect.
 
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Here are some screenshots
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Pound with rocks
Pound with rocks
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Scrape
Scrape
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Twist the fibers
Twist the fibers
 
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