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  • Care Guide Sansevieria Trifasciata Zeylanica

    sansevieria trifasciata zeylanica

    Sansevieria Trifasciata Zeylanica, also known as snake plant or mother-in-law's tongue, is a popular houseplant that is easy to care for. Sansevieria Trifasciata Zeylanica is a species of flowering plant in the family Asparagaceae, native to tropical West Africa from Nigeria east to the Congo. It is also commonly found in other parts of Africa such as Senegal, Cameroon, Chad, Sudan, Ethiopia, and Uganda. Here are some care tips:

    1. Lighting: Snake plants prefer bright, indirect light but can also tolerate low light conditions. However, if placed in direct sunlight, their leaves can scorch.

    2. Watering: Snake plants are drought-tolerant and do not require frequent watering. Allow the soil to dry out completely between watering. Overwatering can lead to root rot, which can be fatal to the plant.

    3. Soil: Use well-draining soil, such as a cactus or succulent mix. Snake plants prefer slightly acidic soil with a pH of 5.5 to 7.5.

    4. Temperature and humidity: Snake plants prefer temperatures between 15°C to 29°C. They are not very sensitive to humidity levels and can tolerate both low and high humidity.

    5. Fertiliser: Snake plants do not require frequent fertilisation, but you can feed them once every two months during the growing season (spring and summer) with a balanced liquid fertiliser diluted to half strength.

    6. Propagation: Snake plants are easy to propagate through leaf cuttings or division. To propagate through leaf cuttings, cut a leaf into several pieces and plant them in well-draining soil. To propagate through division, carefully separate the plant's root ball into smaller sections and plant them in their own pots.

    7. Pests and diseases: Snake plants are relatively pest-resistant but can be susceptible to spider mites, mealybugs, and scale insects. If you notice any signs of infestation, isolate the affected plant and treat it with an insecticidal soap or neem oil.

    Overall, Sansevieria Trifasciata Zeylanica is a low-maintenance houseplant that can thrive in a variety of conditions. Just make sure to avoid overwatering and provide it with adequate light, and it should continue to grow and thrive.