Sansevieria sp. is native to tropical areas of West Central Africa, from Cameroon to Nigeria. Its fleshy leaves grow in a rosette and can reach about 2 meters under ideal conditions. We should all have one in our bedroom because it’s special. Did you know that it continues to produce oxygen in the dark? Amazing, huh?! Known to be indestructible, it is the ideal plant for those who consider themselves as a plant killer. Come and meet her and be enchanted by this force of nature.
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Sansevieria sp. is a good companion! She either loves a bright place bathed in direct, indirect or filtered light, as she is happy in a darker place.
Water your Sansevieria sp. the first time and don’t do it again until you feel that the potting mix is completely dry. The pot must be light… Remember that it has thick leaves, which means it saves on water consumption. Also, avoid wetting the leaves when watering.
Spread a little of our SOIL BOOSTER on the surface of the potting mix every 3 months, so that it can grow happy and healthy. Do not fertilize it in winter when you do not see active growth or if it is in low light conditions.
Practically unshakable, you have to drown it in water. If you consider yourself a plant killer, or if you are a beginner in this art, Sansevieria sp. is the plant you should choose. Being one of the easiest plants to take care of, you will be surprised to see a problem with her. Here are the problems you may encounter, what the possible causes are and how to solve them:
- Fallen or bent leaves – most likely it’s bad watering management (too much or too little), but you should know the cause. You should only water when the potting mix is completely dry for a few days, even inside.
- Slender, stretched leaves – your Sansevieria sp. must be getting less light, starting to etiolate. It is one of the plants that tolerate the weakest light conditions but still needs it to be able to live healthily. The solution is simple: place it closer to a window.
- Soft leaves – A healthy plant has firm leaves. If this is not the case with your Sansevieria sp., then you must be watering it too much, or its potting mix is too heavy and has little drainage power. Make sure you are managing your watering well and that the potting mix is a light one – like our SOIL FRESHENER, drying well between waterings.
- Leaves with rips and broken/brown tips – the most likely cause is that your plant has suffered physical damage. Their tips break easily, so they can dry out or create scars. You won’t be able to do anything to recover these damaged parts. Accept her as she is.