Snake Plant Golden, Sansevieria Trifasciata
- Product Code: Snake Plant
- Ex Tax: Rs 150
Snake plant : Everything you should know about snake plant.The snake plant(Sansevieria trifasciata) is also known as Mother -in-law’s tongue. Snake plant are one of the most popular and hardy houseplants.Sansevieria was first cultivated in China and kept as a treasured houseplant because it was believed the eight gods bestowed their virtues (long life, prosperity, intelligence,beauty,art, poetry,health,and strength) upon those who grew the snake plant.It is excellent for the forgetful gardener and its considered a top air purify plant for indoor environment.
Below are the top proven benefits of adding snake plants over any other indoor plants in natural way.
v Easy Maintenance
Snake Plant is one of the most tolerant and least demanding plants which look fresh even if not watered for weeks and can survive in poor light conditions and exhales heaps of oxygen in turn.
v Air Purifier Approved by NASA
The Sansevieria is an ideal plant for indoor spaces because it is superb air purifier.Studies ,including those performed by NASA ,have consistently shown the plant to remove toxins such as formaldehyde,xylene,toluene, and nitrogen oxides.
NASA , whose study purposed to determine how to clean the air in space stations, recommends at least 15 to 18 medium-to-large size plants for a 1800 square-foot home.
v Boosting oxygen during night
It detoxifies the indoor air with its exceptionally rich oxygen supply at night that progressively improves the quality of sleep and affects your well-being in a much positive way.
v Battles hypersensitivities
Unlike furry leaves,its smooth leaves have no potential to carry any allergens and it is a good choice for those that are allergic to pollens due to their rare flowering. The SBS (Sick Building Syndrome ) can also be treated with a snake plant in your hosue.
v Feng Shui
According to Feng-Shui , if placed in specific corners a snake palnt will bring positive energies in the form of prosperity ,logn-life , intelligence, beauty,strength,art and poetry.
How to Grow Snake Plants (Care & Maintaince)
Sansevieria is easy to grow and nearly indestructible .Snake plant will thrive in either very bright light or almost dark corners of the house.An ideal container plant ,it is excellent in a grouping and will grow equally well on the floor or on the tabletop displays.These plants are also drought resistant.
Although they are very forgiving, Sansevieria plants prefer indirect but steady light with some direct sun. They can adapt to full sun conditions and will also survive quite dim situations.Indoor artificial light like fluorescent bulbs which exists in offices and houses can give this plant enough light to live healthily.
Sansevieria Plants prefer a loose,well-drained potting mix .This plant will do well in sandier soils. Pick a potting media low in peat, which eventually packs and refuses to re-hydrate or drain properly. An all-purpose cactus potting soil is a good choice.
Let the soil dry between waterings. During winter , reduce watering to monthly, or whenever the soil is dry to touch .Err on the side of underwatering with a snake plant; too much water can kill the plant.
v Temperature and Humidity.
This Plant prefers warm condition and will suffer if exposed to temperatures below 50 degrees Fahrenheit. Set the snake plant in a place where it will be protected from drafts. A temperature range between 70 and 90 degrees is best.
Feed with a mild cactus fertilizer during the growing season or a balanced liquid slow –release (10-10-10 fertilizer) diluted to half –strength. Do not fertilize in the winter.
v Potting and Repotting
When potting , choose a sturdy material as strong roots can easily crack and break weak pots .Snake plants are rapid growers and may need repotting or dividing annually.Repot these plants in the spring.When repotting ,always use fresh potting soil.
v Propagating Snake Plants
Sansevieria plants can be divided easily during repotting .Alternatively , new shoots that 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 is much easier to rely on devision.