|1||Sansevieria trifasciata Black Gold, Snake Plant - Succulent Plant|
|2||6 inch (15 cm) Grower Round Plastic Pot (Black)|
It is an evergreen herbaceous perennial plant forming dense stands, spreading by way of its creeping rhizome, which is sometimes above ground, sometimes underground. Its stiff leaves grow vertically from a basal rosette. It s tough, durable and highly tolerant of low light and poor soil conditions.
The tall, narrow, sturdy leaves are stiff and pointed. Colors include dark green, pale green, green edged with yellow, and variegated light green and yellow.Some species send up delicate flower spikes. The Sansevieria is the perfect addition to any indoor garden setting.
With over sixty different varieties to choose from, everyone is sure to find the perfect match for their taste. It is an evergreen herbaceous perennial plant forming dense stands, spreading by way of its creeping rhizome, which is sometimes above ground, sometimes underground. Its stiff leaves grow vertically from a basal rosette.
Mature leaves are dark green with light gray-green cross-banding and usually range between 70–90 cm (27–36 in) long and 5–6 cm (2–2.5 in) wide. It is commonly called the snake plant (not to be confused with the very similarly named "Snakeplant", Nassauvia serpens), because of the shape of its leaves, or mother-in-law s tongue because of their sharpness. In China, it is known as huweilan (Tiger s Tail Orchid).
|Common Name||Snake plant, mother-in-law tongue|
|Maximum Reachable Height||3-4 ft.|
|Flower Colour||Colors include dark green, pale green, green edged with yellow, and variegated light green and yellow.|
The biggest danger is over watering, especially in the winter.
Sansevieria can be divided easily during repotting. Alternatively, new shoots, which emerge from the soil as spikes, can be taken and potted independently. They are rapid growers once established. Cuttings can also be taken, but it s much easier to rely on division.
Pot the snake plant in a clay container that is wider than it is tall, since the root system is shallow. Choose a pot the same diameter or one size larger than the plant’s current container. Plastic is not the best choice for these plants, because strong roots can easily crack and break weak pots.
|Sunlight||sansevieria prefers bright light with some sun. They can adapt to full sun.|
|Watering||Let the soil dry between waterings. During winter, reduce watering to monthly, or whenever the soil is dry to the touch. Err on the side of underwatering.|
|Soil||A loose, well-drained potting mix.Sandier soil is good for them.|
|Temperature||They prefer warmth and will suffer if exposed to temperatures below 50ºF.|
|Fertilizer||Feed a mild cactus fertilizer during the growing season; do not fertilizer in the winter.|
The plant convert CO2 to oxygen at night also.