This product contains
|1||Sansevieria trifasciata, Snake Plant (var. laurentii) - Plant|
|2||5 inch (13 cm) Grower Round Plastic Pot (Black)|
About Sansevieria trifasciata
family Asparagaceae Sansevieria trifasciata belongs to 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.
A plant has horizontal bands of light greyish-green and bordered with a creamy yellow margin of variable width which is parallel with the veins of the leaf.
|Plant Height||12 inch (30 cm)|
*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
|Common Name ||Snake plant, mother-in-law tongue, tongue of a devil.|
|Maximum Reachable Height ||Up to 4 feet|
|Flower Colour ||Greenish-white.|
|Bloom Time ||Rarely bloom.|
|Difficulty Level ||Easy to grow.|
Planting and care
Keep the plant indoor with bright indirect natural light or bright artifical light. Protect the plant from direct harsh sunlight as it can cause damage to the foliage. Soil The soil should be well drained and fertile rich in oragnic content. Watering Poke your finger/plain small stick into the soil to check the moisture. Water when top soil (1-2 inches) feels dry to touch. Water thoroughly in the summer and reduce watering in winter and rainy season. Application of Fertilizer During the main growing season feed the plant with organic fertilizer once a month. Loosen the topsoil without disturbing the roots of the plant so it can uptake the nutrients and moisture easily. Re-potting When a plant outgrows in current pot, re-pot with fresh potting soil and some fertilizer. Do the re-potting late evening and keep the plant in shady area for 2 to 3 days and then move the plant in its suitable climatic condition. For re-potting procedure click here
Refer our Garden Guide for detailed procedures and meanings of words related to gardening.
Plant Protection Remove dead, infected or damaged plant parts and dispose them away from the planting area. Spray Neem, Eucalyptus or Citrus oil for any insect/pest attack, as a primary treatment. Don'ts Easily grows in AC rooms but away from AC vents. Do not over-water the plant especially when pot does not have drainage holes.
Sansevieria trifasciata care
Initial care for 1-2 weeks after receiving plant at your location: Keep the plant in natural indirect bright Light. Poke your finger/plain small stick into the soil to check the moisture. Water when top soil (1-2 inches) feels dry to touch. Do not re-pot for min. 2 weeks after receiving it. Key requirements to keep plant healthy:
|Sunlight ||Bright indirect natural light or bright artificial light.|
|Watering ||Poke your finger/plain small stick into the soil to check the moisture. Water when topsoil (3-4 inches) feels dry to touch. Water thoroughly in the summer and reduce watering in winter and rainy season.|
|Soil ||Soil should be well drain and fertile, rich in organic content.|
|Temperature ||12-29 degrees Celsius.|
|Fertilizer ||Apply any organic fertilizer.|
Sansevieria trifasciata special feature
The snake plant is an excellent air purifier plant.
Sansevieria trifasciata uses
Frequently Asked Questions
Do Snake plants clean the air?
Yes, according to NASA Snake plant is one of the best air-purifying plants.
Is Snake plant a cactus?
No,Snake plant is not a cactus plant.
What do Snake plants look like?
It is also known as mother-in-law's tongue because it look likes a tongue. The Snake plant is tall or short, with flat or slightly concave leaves, and variegated with dark green, silver, light green, yellow and white.
What are Snake plants good for?
Snake plant cleans the air, according to NASA, it is one of the best air-purifying plants. As well as It makes an elegant tabletop or office desk plant.
Why do Snake plants turn yellow?
Snake plant leaves turn yellow is because of moisture stress, which can be from either over-watering or under-watering. As many plants age, the lower leaves will turn yellow and drop off. This is simply a normal part of their growth. Plants that receive too little light will often start to yellow on the lower leaves. Plant leaves may also turn yellow if a plant is not receiving all of the nutrients it requires.
Does Snake plant have flowers?
Yes, but it rarely produce flowers.
Do Snake plants need a lot of light?
No, it requires less light ideally Snake plant needs indirect sunlight.
Is Snake plant an indoor plant?
Yes, Snake plant is an indoor plant and grows best at a location that receives natural indirect/artificial bright light.
Do Snake plants help you sleep?
Snake plants increase the oxygen in your room and help you get a more restful sleep.
Do Snake plants need fertilizer?
Snake plant doesn't require much fertilizer but will grow a little more if it is fertilized a couple of times during the spring and summer.
How to Snake plants propagate?
You can propagate the Snake plant through cutting, Cut the plant leaf and put the cut end of the leaf into the soil and water the plant.
Will Snake plant grow in full sun?
Snake plant will grow in full sunlight but protect the plant from direct harsh sunlight as it can cause damage to the foliage.
How often should Snake plants be watered?
Apply 1 cup (Approx. 50 ml) water when the topsoil (3-4 inch) in the pot feels dry to touch.
Do Snake plants need drainage?
Yes, Snake plant requires good drainage because Snake plants don't require too much water and if there is no drainage the logged water will cause root rot.
When do Snake plants bloom?
Snake plant rarely blooms in the springtime.
Can Snake plants grow in water?
Yes, Snake plant also grows in Water, but the life span will get reduced if grown in the water.
Do Snake plants like humidity?
Yes, the Snake plant requires a low humidity level.
Is Snake plant good feng shui?
Snake plant is not Feng Shui but it is NASA recommended best air purifier plant.
Tuesday, 17 March 2020
Beautiful healthy plants delivered straight to the doorstep.
Friday, 28 February 2020
i am very excited on seeing a live plant online.
Thursday, 13 February 2020
Grown in coco-peat and hence requires less water while being relatively insect free.
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