Snake Plant, Sansevieria trifasciata, Sansevieria zeylanica – Plant

Snake Plant, Sansevieria trifasciata, Sansevieria zeylanica – Plant

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The Sansevieria is the perfect addition to any indoor garden setting. It is a stemless evergreen perennial plant.
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With this purchase you will get:

01 Snake Plant, Sansevieria trifasciata, Sansevieria zeylanica Plant
01 5 inch Grower Round Plastic Pot (Black)

Description for Snake Plant, Sansevieria trifasciata, Sansevieria zeylanica

Plant height: 5 – 9 inches
Plant spread: 4 – 6 inches

Interesting Fact:This plant is known as Snake Plant for its leaves resembling shape or Mother In Laws tongue for its sharp margins.

Sansevieria trifasciata is a species of foliage plant in the family Asparagaceae. Leaves are erect, fleshy, sharply-pointed, sword-shaped, deep green with light gray-green horizontal stripes. Leaves arise in a rosette from a thick rhizome. Small fragrant greenish-white flowers bloom on mature plants. Flowers and fruit rarely appear on indoor plants.
The Snake plant purifies the air by absorbing toxins through the leaves and producing pure oxygen. In fact, Sansevieria is an ideal houseplant.

Common name(s): Snake plant, mother-in-law tongue, tongue of a devil
Flower colours: Greenish-white
Bloom time: Spring, Summer
Max reachable height: Up to 4 feet
Difficulty to grow: Easy to grow

Planting and care

Snake plants produce rhizomes and are easily divided. Although this can be done any time, spring is best. Your newly propagated plants will also grow faster as summer is growing season.
You can also propagate snake plants through leaf cuttings. Just cut 2 to 3-inch pieces of a leaf and place them about 1 inch deep in soil appropriate for snake plants. Make sure to plant cuttings facing up, the same direction they were growing.

Sunlight: Bright light, they can adapt to full sun.
Soil: Free draining soil, sandy soil
Water: Medium
Temperature: 12-29 degrees C
Fertilizer: Apply any organic fertilizer during the growing season; do not fertilizer in the winter.

Caring for Snake Plant

  • Do not water them too much, especially during the winter.
  • Let the soil dry between waterings.
  • Feed a mild cactus fertilizer during the growing season.
  • Watch for mealybugs and spider mites and apply cure on time.

Typical uses of Snake Plant

Special features: Air purifier.

Ornamental use: They are excellent in a grouping and will grow equally well on the floor or on table-top displays.

References

  • http://houseplants.about.com/
  • https://www.thespruce.com/snake-plant-care-overview-1902772
  • https://www.houseplant411.com/houseplant/sansevieria-snake-plant-how-to-grow
  • https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/houseplants/snake-plant/snake-plant-care.htm
  • http://homeguides.sfgate.com/care-sansevieria-plant-40336.html

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