Snake Plant, Sansevieria trifasciata, Sansevieria zeylanica - Plant
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Description for Snake Plant, Sansevieria trifasciata, Sansevieria zeylanica
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.
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.
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.
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Very nice plant. Got delivered with very good condition. Gonna order one more
Thanks Nurserylive. i could not get this product in my area without you!
Does best in rich, well-draining soil.
he plant was very nicely packed. Thanks for the plant surely will order more
This is easy to grow with low maintenance requirements