Description for Sansevieria trifasciata, Snake Plant (var. laurentii)
Sansevieria trifasciata is a species of flowering 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. 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.
|Snake plant, mother-in-law tongue, tongue of a devil
||Up to 4 feet
||Easy to grow
Planting and care
Sansevieria Plants enjoy being root-bound in small pots. The best way to propagate Sansevieria Plants is by plant division or leaf cuttings. Re-pot when it gets the optimum height as the roots will need space to spread. A plant may spread up to 0.1-0.5 meters so, keep accordingly.
|Bright light, they can adapt to full sun.
||Free draining soil, sandy soil
||Grow well in temperatures between 60 and 85 degrees F.
||Feed a mild cactus fertilizer during the growing season; do not fertilizer in the winter.
Caring for Sansevieria trifasciata
- 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 Sansevieria trifasciata
Special features: The plant converts CO2 to oxygen at night also. Air purifier.
Culinary use: NA
Ornamental use: They are excellent in a grouping and will grow equally well on the floor or on table-top displays.
Medicinal use: NA