Plant Care – Sansevieria Trifasciatia
Light: Place your Sansevieria Trifasciatia at a location where it can receive bright and indirect sunlight. The plant can tolerate lower light conditions. However, low light will slow down your plant’s growth rate.
Water: Water your plant thoroughly and make sure that the soil is evenly moist. Water your plant whenever the top inch of the soil is dry to the touch. And make sure to water till some water flows through the pot’s drainage holes. Sansevieria are not needy when it comes to water; it is better to underwater them.
Soil: It thrives in well-draining soil that can retain some moisture.
Fertiliser: Fertilise with a balanced 10-10-10 Fertiliser at half strength once every month for ideal growth.
Humidity Requirement: Medium
Fun Facts about the Sansevieria genus: Did you know? Native to Africa, the Sansevieria is a historically recognized genus of flowering plants of the Asparagaceae family. With many common names like the “mother-in-law’s tongue” and “snake plant”, there is an estimate of over 70 species in the Sanseveria genus.
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The snake plant, also known as the mother-in-law’s tongue, has long been one of the most popular houseplants around. Its striking dark green leaves and beautiful white flower head make it a great addition to any home. The snake plant is very easy to care for and will thrive in any environment that you place it in. It can grow up to six feet tall if given enough room, but most people keep them much shorter than that.
The Green Corner sells various types of snake plants! All varieties have thick, glossy leaves that are perfect for giving off oxygen in your home or office. The lava lamp variety has red edges on its leaves which make them stand out from other varieties of snake plants. The lava lamp variety also produces white flowers that turn pink when they bloom.
Snake Plant Benefits
The snake plant, also known as the mother-in-law’s tongue, is a succulent plant that can add a touch of greenery to any room. This popular houseplant has many benefits and can be easily kept alive with proper care.
In addition to being aesthetically pleasing, the snake plant is also known for its wide variety of health benefits. The plant contains an efficient amount of Vitamin C, which helps boost your immune system and reduce stress levels. It also contains other vitamins like A and B3 that help improve your eyesight and increase your energy levels.
The snake plant is an easy-to-care-for houseplant that is not picky about where it lives or how much light it receives. The only thing you need to provide it with is water; however, overwatering can cause root rot or stem rot, so make sure not to overdo it!
The snake plant thrives best when placed in bright indirect sunlight but will tolerate lower light levels quite well as well. It doesn’t require any special care during winter months – just keep watering it regularly and remove dead leaves regularly as well (although don’t do this too often because this could stress out your plant!).
Snake plants are one of the most popular houseplants and for good reason. They’re low-maintenance and require only minimal care, while they offer a variety of benefits to your home.
There are several different species of snake plants, each with its own unique characteristics. The snake plant is known by many names: Mother-in-Law’s Tongue, Dragon Tree, or Sansevieria (for its scientific name).
It’s easy to care for this long-living plant, as it can survive in a wide range of conditions and climates. In fact, it’s often referred to as “the plant that does not die.” This hardy plant has been known to live up to 25 years or more!
At The Green Corner, we carry a variety of snake plants in various sizes and colors. They look great in any room—from an office cubicle to an apartment balcony—and make a great gift for friends and family members who have green thumbs!
Snake Plants are especially great for indoor spaces!
Snake plants are a great addition to any home, office, or classroom. They’re easy to care for, and they’re excellent at purifying the air in your space. Here are the benefits of snake plants:
1) Snake plants are easy to care for
Snake plants can survive in low-light situations, so they’re perfect for areas that don’t get much natural light. They also don’t require much water—just make sure you’re watering them enough so they don’t dry out.
2) Snake plants are good at purifying the air
Snake plants release negative ions into the air, which have been shown to reduce stress levels and improve moods by reducing electromagnetic fields and other airborne pollutants.
3) Snake plants give off oxygen at night
Snake plants release oxygen at night when they’re not getting enough sunlight—so if you have one in your bedroom, it’ll help keep you breathing easy while you sleep!
4) Snake plants have beautiful leaves and flowers
And they come in lots of different colours! You can choose from green varieties like “green dragon” or yellow ones like “golden star.”
FAQs about Snake Plant:
1. Why is the Sansevieria snake plant called the Mother in Law’s tongue plant?
The common name, Mother-In-Law’s tongue plant, refers to the pointy tips of its leaves, which to many symbolise the sharp tongue of a Mother-in-law. This information is based purely on research and not based on The Green Corner’s stance.
2. Is the Sansevieria snake plant a good starting plant for beginners?
Absolutely! Sansevieria snake plants are the best plants for beginners! Snake plants are very easy to care for and hardly require any maintenance! It can tolerate low light conditions and dryer soil for a period of time. We would still recommend watering your sansevieria snake plant once every week and placing it by a window where it can receive bright, indirect sunlight for it to thrive.
3. Do Sansevieria snake plants require fertilising?
A: Yes, they do! Like most plants, the snake plant requires fertiliser. We recommend using a slow-release granular fertiliser with a balanced NPK ratio. Using a slow-release fertiliser is recommended as it will slowly fertilise the plant with the essential nutrients it requires. If a plant is over-fertilised, it will slowly wilt and die.
4. Can I place my Sansevieria snake plant outdoors under bright, direct sunlight?
A: We would advise against placing your Sansevieria plants at an area where it can receive direct sunlight. Prolong hours of direct sunlight will scorch the leaves of your snake plant, resulting in burnt edge. Your snake plant will not be able take the direct light and heat so we would highly recommend placing it somewhere where it can receive bright, indirect sunlight; ideally next to a bright window.
5. Is the Sansevieria snake plant poisonous to cats and dogs?
A: Yes, the snake plant is poisonous to cats and dogs and even to humans if consumed. Snake plants contain a poisonous substance called saponins. When consumed is adequate quantities, it can cause nausea, vomiting and even diarrhea. We would recommend to keep you pets away from the snake plant.