Sansevieria - Sansevieria
- Botanical Name: Sansevieria Trifasciata
- Origins: Brazil
- Light: Low Light
- Watering: Every 8+ Days
- Growth Speed: Medium
- Grower: Novice
- Style: Table Top
- Home Decor: Ultra Modern
- Variety Code: 309
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Product Description - Sansevieria
Sansevierias, with thick, almost succulent-like leaves, are among the toughest house plants in the world, surviving dim light and little moisture. The genus Sansevieria, a member of the Agave family, contains approximately 60 species indigenous to Africa, Arabia, and India. Several species and their cultivars are grown commercially for use as interior foliage plants. They may be used indoors in floor level planters, small specimens, dish gardens and other combination planters, and occasionally in hanging planters. Sansevieria trifasciata, also called Snake Plant, Mother-in-Law's Tongue, or Common Sansevieria, has up to 6 leaves per rosette. It is native to Africa. It has stiff, sword-shaped leaves up to 4 feet (over 1 m) long by 2 3/4 inches (7 cm) wide. The thick, patterned leaves are dark green with horizontally zigzagging grayish white or pale green stripes. The common name Snake Plant comes from the banding, which resembles some snake skins. It is a tough and durable plant that can withstand a wide array of conditions. Sansevieria sometimes bears stalks of small, white, sweet-scented flowers in late winter.
Plant CareSansevieria trifasciata will survive in a wide range of conditions. They can tolerate low light conditions and are very drought tolerant. Place in indirect sunlight or a semi-shade position. If only artificial light is available, provide at least 150 foot-candles. Good growth of Sansevieria is observed at temperatures of 70 to 90 degrees. Night temperatures of 65 to 70 degrees and day temperatures of 75 to 85 degrees are ideal.
From early spring until late fall, let the soil become moderately dry between thorough waterings; in winter, water just enough to keep the leaves from shriveling. From early spring until late fall, let the soil become moderately dry between thorough waterings; in winter, water just enough to keep the leaves from shriveling. Feed established plants every three or four months from early spring until late fall; do not feed the rest of the year, and wait at least four months before feeding newly potted plants.
Sansevierias can often go for three to five years without being repotted. When plants finally become overcrowded, repot at any season, using packaged general-purpose potting soil. Propagate at any season by dividing the rhizomes. Sansevierias are generally pest free. Mealybugs & spider mites can be a problem, though rarely. If leaves on the plant start to fall over or cork-like growths appear on leaves it can be an indication of over-watering or soggy soil.
Saturday, 17 August 2013 02:26 |
posted by Jayden
I just recently got my second Sansevieria after the first one died due to improper care. I first got interested in this type of plant when I saw a giant four foot tall one in the store next to my local pet store. This one is doing great right off the bat. It's already twice the size of the first one. I would greatly recommend this plant to a novice or anyone looking for a cool looking plant.
Monday, 27 May 2013 04:16 |
posted by Tony Esquivel
Very happy with all the plants I've bought that are from Exotic Angel Plants !
Monday, 15 April 2013 14:46 |
posted by Justin
I found that this plant is very ideal for the beginner gardener. I can't wait for it to bloom.
Monday, 23 July 2012 11:22 |
posted by Rachel
Have fallen in love with this plant. I am disabled, and unable to take care of outdoor flower beds. Because of that, I have come to adore houseplants. This particular plant was a gift, and I think it is really great. I've only had it about a month and it is already doubled in size. I'm about to have to repot it for the second time. Beautful leaves!
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