Indoor plants

The Sansevieria – Sansevieria trifascata

How much and how to water

In the case of Sansevieria it is very important to always pay attention to the frequency of irrigation and the amount of water poured because it is essential to wait until the soil is completely dry before watering again. Checking the state of the soil with a finger is the most rustic method but also the safest one while, it is good to know, that if in the warm seasons this plant may require a more frequent water supply, in winter it may be sufficient to water even every ten or fifteen days (but even more at times) without risking making her suffer. An excess of water can instead create unnecessary stagnation with consequent sagging or diseases of the leaves that would ruin all the beauty of such a unique plant.

How to grow sansevieria


Sansevieria loves light and tolerates maximum temperatures up to 30 ° C. The ideal temperatures below which it should not fall are around 13/15 ° C but can withstand extreme minimums around 5 ° C. Some species adapt better to different environments rather than others for this reason, before purchasing it is always good to evaluate which species is suitable for the environmental conditions of your home (light, temperature, humidity and more). Light, like irrigation, is essential as well as taking care of cleaning the long leaves which must be done with a damp cloth and not with wax-based chemicals that could stifle the correct «breathing» of the leaves. Sometimes giving a plant shine and brightness does not mean doing something useful for its health. Finally, repotting

When and how to fertilize


Sansevieria must be fertilized only in the spring / summer period with a liquid fertilizer mixed with irrigation water, once every month. The important rule to follow is to check that the chosen fertilizer has among its elements a good dose of Nitrogen (N) which favors the development of green areas, that is, of plants. Other chemical elements to consider when choosing the fertilizer are Potassium (K), Phosphorus (P), Zinc (Zn) and Copper (Cu), all essential for a good development of Sansevieria but, why not, also of other plants you might have in your home. If you do not proceed with repotting, it is always good to replace two or three centimeters of substrate with new soil when spring arrives. In winter, the dormant period for almost all plants,

The Sansevieria: Exposure and possible diseases of the Sansevieria


Over time, Sansevieria has become a perfect houseplant due to its versatility, resistance and excellent adaptation. However, good exposure to a light source can help it last over time and always be beautiful and «fit». The temperatures of the home environment can also contribute to maintaining a perfect state of health, which is why they should never drop below 13 ° C and never rise above 30 ° C. The diseases that can occur are different but not for this serious: if brown spots appear on the leaves with principles of rot on the base it could be a symptom of excessive watering while if the leaves become completely green and lose their streaks it means that the plant has little light.

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