The Sansevieria is an ideal plant if you do not have too long to render care. Also known as “mother tongue,” “lizard tail” or “sword of St. George”, this indoor plant is strong and resistant so that you can have it at home without a problem. Among its varieties, you will find sansevierias of different shades of green dark, extreme, pale … or also yellow. If you want to know how to take care of sansevieria, pay attention to the following article. With these simple tricks, you can keep your plant perfect and away from pests and diseases. Take note!
Sansevieria care step by step
The sansevieria is a plant with a warm climate. Having it indoors if you live in cold areas is the best option to keep it at a good temperature so that it will thrive much better. The sansevieria will be better oscillating between 13 and 24ºC.
On the other hand, this type of indoor plant is a lover of light, so you should place it in some area of the home where it receives the maximum natural light available (if possible, avoid direct sunlight). However, you should know that the sanserie accepts and tolerates low lighting for a short period.
Regarding irrigation, you should know that sansevieria is a type of plant that does not require a lot of water. It will be worth watering once or twice, at most, per week (especially in winter). It is very important that you do not populate too much water if you do not want it to rot.
Sansevieria is a very smart plant so that it will mark the irrigation system. Namely: if you notice that its leaves are wrinkled, bowed or bowed down, it will mark you that it lacks watering and that you need a dose of water. On the contrary, if it has a surplus, its leaves will become a kind of jumble. It is important to know that if you notice that the leaves are greasy, you should dry them.
As for the type of land they need, you should know that they do not require large land conditions. If you place the plant in a pot, take into account the length of the leaves and add soil as long as they are well secured. The sanserie must have good support.
Although the sanseviera does not require a lot of fertilizer, it is interesting to apply medium-sized cactus food once a month. This will make the plant even stronger and more resistant.
If you notice that the leaves of the sanseviera fall, it is time to prune them. Do not try to straighten it. You have to cut the damaged leaves and remove dirt to level the support. Once a year, transplant the Sansevieria. Think it is a heavy plant, so it will be better in a clay pot because it will support its weight better.