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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
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.
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.
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