Snake Plant (Sansevieria Trifasciata)
The Snake Plant (Sansevieria Trifasciata) is one of those plants that when seen, seems very simple, very common. However, when you approach and see it better, you realize how decorative it is. Whether you have green, silver or variegated leaves, with or without lines, it is a kind of plant with which anyone can decorate your home, even if you do not have much experience in the world of gardening.
Their care is very simple, since you can also live without problems in pots throughout their lives. And since it does not need much sun to grow, it is ideal to have rooms that do not get much light .
How is the Snake Plant (Sansevieria Trifasciata)
This is a plant native to tropical Africa known by the scientific name Sansevieria trifasciata , and by the commons of snake plant, Sansevieria , mother tongue, tiger’s tongue. Sword of St. George is used in Southern Europe and Latin America. It is characterized by having flat-concave leaves, thick and quite hard, measuring between 30cm and 1m in length . They arise from a rhizome that is underground.
The adult specimens produce greenish-white flowers that spring from a terminal stem (that is, when the flowers dry up and the fruit ripens, it withers). They give off a very pleasant aroma.
Snake Plant (Sansevieria Trifasciata) Care
If you want to have a Snake Plant (Sansevieria Trifasciata) and you do not know how to take care of her, do not worry. We explain it to you right now:
- Location : can be outside in semi-shade, or indoors.
- Irrigation : infrequent. It should be watered once or twice a week in summer and every 10-15 days the rest of the year.
- Soil or substrate : it is not demanding, but it must have good drainage. If you want to have it on the ground and it is very compact, I suggest making a hole large enough to fit a block (of the rectangular ones), introduce this block and plant the plant in the hole with universal culture substrate mixed with pearlite. In case you want to have a pot, you can use this same substrate.
- Fertilizer : in spring and summer must be paid with fertilizers for cactus and succulents, following the indications specified on the package.
- Planting or transplanting time : in spring.
- Propagation : by division of bushes in spring.
- Resilience and Resistance : can resist weak frosts of up to -2ºC whenever they are isolated.
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