Long, wide and slender foliage of green and marbled yellow color make sansevieria a plant with a unique appearance. Not liking excess water, it can thrive in almost any conditions making it an easy-care house plant.
- Family: Agavaceae / Dracaenaceae
- Type: Perennial
- Origin: Tropical Africa, Madagascar, India
- Color: green, yellow
- Exposure: bright light
- Flowering : summer
- Soil: potting soil
- Height: up to 1.5 meters
Location and temperature:
The ideal temperature for sansevieria is between 18 and 21°C (64 and 70°F). Being able to withstand essentially any condition, it still fears excess water and direct sun exposure. Thus, the temperature of a house or apartment is ideal for the growth of sansevieria. If the temperature drops below 15°C (59°F), the plant’s growth will slow down and it should never be subjected to temperatures below 7°C (45°F). Not afraid of drafts, she can easily find her place close to a window.
During the summer and spring, the watering of sansevieria is done regularly, but in a moderate way. The ideal is to water when the soil is dry on the surface. When the soil dries, do not wait too long before watering, especially during high temperatures since the plant may suffer. In winter, wait until the soil is dry for a few centimeters before watering again. Preferably, water the sansevieria with water at room temperature earlier than water that is too cold. The temperature difference could induce significant stress for the plant. If the leaves turn yellow and become softer, be sure to improve the drainage of your plant’s soil.
Repotting is essential if you want your plant to bloom again. The older and larger the plant, the more repotting is needed. In the early stages, repotting every 2 or 3 years is enough. Then it depends on the size of the shrub. When repotting, choose a pot with a slightly larger diameter and make sure that the bottom of the pot is pierced. Be careful, repotting in a pot that is too large will cause the roots to get lost in the soil and the plant may die.