How To Water & Grow Sansevieria
Snake plants are also popularly known as “Mother-In-Law’s Tongue” and in scientific terms the sansevieria. This plant comes with a lot of love and happiness with a flawless succulent appearance that is suitable for all decorative purposes. And it is quite easy to grow and take care of even when you are always on a busy work schedule or barely at home, you will always be welcome with a fresh aura and good spirits. In this post, we share how to water and grow sansevieria. Read on.
First things first
While Snake Plants are hardy plants that can survive the toughest environments, they give in to extreme temperatures and damp conditions. So, make sure that the place you wish to place your Sansevieria plant out of extreme weather harm and maintain a structured care and maintenance schedule.
Like other species, the Sansevieria has various types of options native to different parts of the world. Some of the most popular types of Sansevieria plants are;
Sansevieria trifasciata -
this is one of the most common snake plant species. They have elongated and dark-green leaves with light grey-green stripes.
Sansevieria Hahnii -
These are also some of the most popular snake plants to add to your dream garden add to your cart on your best website for online plant shopping in India. The Sansevieria Hahnii plants also have a striking plant structure like the ‘Bird’s Nest’, and the ‘Golden Hahnii’.
Sansevieria cylindrical -
The sansevieria cylindrical plants have cylindrical leaves with a fibre tip. There are two types which are ‘Sansevieria Snake Plant’ and ‘Starfish Snake Plant’.
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Materials required: A pot with a drainage hole in the bottom. Potting mix specifically for “cacti and succulent” plants, with loose soil. And when you are repotting your Sansevieria plant, do not bury them deep into the vase or pot.
Find the perfect location for the plant
Sansevieria plants thrive in conditions with indirect and direct sunlight than most plants. But, they struggle in conditions with extreme temperatures. You must make sure that you strategically place your Sansevieria Zeylanica and Sansevieria Trifasciata Hahnii. Avoid placing them close to room conditioning.
How to water and take care of Sansevieria plants
Water on a periodic interval
It is important to note that Sansevieria plants are meant for hot and arid conditions. When the plant is over-watered it changes the leaves to a yellow colour and if and if the frequent watering schedule is not adjusted, the plants will wilt and die.
So when watering, use a chopstick to check if the soil is still moist, then you can water slightly if you will not be in town for some days. Also, remember to further ration your watering schedule during seasons like winter and a bit more water in summer - the growth season.
How to care for Sansevieria plants
Wipe the dust from the leaves with a damp cloth. On an annual basis, divide the plants into other pots or spaces in your garden in the spring season. So, cut out a section of the plant that has both the leaves and roots, place it in a pot. Make sure that the pot has a well-aerated potting mix.
Make your dream garden come true by taking care of the plants you have in your garden, with time and consistency you will surely reap the benefits. Surprise and inspire your loved ones who are staying miles away with a Sansevieria plant in a personalised pot to express your feelings and emotions on any occasion.