How to grow Sansevieria

How to grow Sansevieria

Sansevieria is one of those plants that can be grown and reproduced even in the apartment by taking small but important precautions; let’s see in detail how to grow sansevieria.
There are many varieties of sansevieria, with different sizes and it is an evergreen plant coming from southern and western Africa and from Asia characterized by a dense basket of fleshy and long leaves.
The Sansevieria is a plant that is easy to grow, but you have to be careful especially to the choice of the substrate and the humidity conditions of the substrate and the atmosphere as it easily suffers from radical rot. So the first attention is to not irrigate too much and especially in the preparation of a light and very permeable substrate.

 

For this reason, irrigation, reduced to a minimum during the colder period, should be gradually increased during the hottest but never too frequent period; it is advisable to irrigate only when the first layers of soil have become dry. The soil, as mentioned, must be largely sandy (better silica sand) with the addition of organic soil and on the bottom of the perlite vase to increase the final drainage.
Another aspect, like many houseplants, is that linked to light: this must be remarkable but never in direct sunlight. For a good health of this plant the advice is to alternate with the winter period, necessarily at home, an outdoor period (but never direct light) in the hottest season. The Sansevieria in the summer also gives us a flourish in the summer. The flowering is from the base of the leaves, in fact, we will see where we will notice or two or three long white spikes that will bloom with small white-green and very fragrant flowers. Sansevieria enters vegetative rest from autumn to February; at this point a repotting is always convenient to have a more consistent vegetative cycle.
Among the varieties of Sansevieria we remember above all: the Sansevieria rifasciata which is perhaps one of the most common species in our apartments with dark green leaves and with lateral cream and silver streaks. Another variety is the cylindrical Sansevieria, of larger dimensions (up to one meter in height) and therefore with the need for larger vases with cylindrical leaves that are wrapped around themselves. Other varieties (we remember about 60) can be of more or less large size; of these we remember: the Moonshine, which has light green leaves with lateral dark green lines; Laurentii, with bands of intense yellow color; the Zeylanica that can reach up to 2 meters in height with triangular leaves with a dark gray rosette and dark horizontal stripes; the Hallii that does not reach the 30 cm of height and that develops in spiral with a basic dark green coloration and fine silver horizontal streaks; the Libyan Sanseviera, which reaches a maximum of 90 cm; the Sansevieria Hanii which is among the most dwarfs.




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