Sansevieria Trifasciata Hahnii, Snake Plant
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Sansevierias are valued for their interesting appearance and durability. Although the most common variety is known as snake plant or mother-in-law's tongue for its long, pointed leaves that stand straight up in the pot, other varieties grow from compact rosettes and reach mature heights of only about 4 inches. Because sansevierias thrive with minimal care and live for many years, it seems nearly indestructible.
|Common name||Flower colours||Bloom time||Height||Difficulty|
|Snake plant, mother-in-law tongue||-||-||1.5 to 2 feet||Easy to Grow|
Planting and care
Sansevieria can be divided easily during repotting. Alternatively, new shoots, which emerge from the soil as spikes, can be taken and potted independently. They are rapid growers once established. Cuttings can also be taken, but it s much easier to rely on division.
Pot the snake plant in a clay container that is wider than it is tall, since the root system is shallow. Choose a pot the same diameter or one size larger than the plantâ€™s current container. Plastic is not the best choice for these plants, because strong roots can easily crack and break weak pots.
|Full sun.||Well drained soil||Medium||20 to 30 degrees C||Use any organic fertilizer|
Caring for Sansevieria Trifasciata Hahnii
- Place sansevierias in moderately bright or filtered light.
- Good locations include a spot in front of a north-facing window or in front of a bright, sunny window covered by a sheer curtain.
- Although the plant tolerates low light, bright light brings out the colors in the leaves.
- However, intense light may cause the edges of the leaves to turn yellow.
- Allow the soil to dry completely before watering, and then water deeply until water drips through the drainage hole.
- Allow the pot to drain and then discard water that remains in the saucer.
- Never allow the soil to become soggy and never let the pot stand in water.
- Water sparingly throughout the winter.
- Like most succulent plants that store water in their leaves, sansevieria rots quickly in excessively wet soil.
- Place sansevieria in average room temperatures.
- Protect the plant from drafts and cold temperatures as it is damaged at temperatures below 50 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Feed the plant once every three weeks throughout the summer.
- Use a general-purpose fertilizer for houseplants diluted to one-half the strength suggested on the container.
- Sansevieria is a light feeder and too much fertilizer makes the leaves fall over.
Typical uses of Sansevieria Trifasciata Hahnii