sansevieria (tawny tongue) / sansevieria
Refers to the family of the lily. The homeland is the tropical belt of Asia and Africa.
General description : Sansevieria is a very unpretentious plant.
Usually in the indoor setting the following species are bred:
Sansevieria trifasciata (Sansevieria three-stranded) is a tall (more than 1 m) plant with long, erect xiphid mottled leaves.
Form Sansevieria trifasciata laurentii owns a yellow border on the edge of the leaf.
Sansevieria hahnii is more compact (25-30 cm). Its leaves are wider, but shorter, with tapering tips. Sansevieria Golden hahnii owns a wide yellow border.
Recommendations for caring for the plant Sansevieria:
Luminance: Preferred bright diffused light, but it can also grow in partial shade.
Irrigation mode : Moderate, by the measure of drying of the soil. In the winter, outlandish. Do not allow water to enter the center of the rosette of leaves.
Humidity : Does not need to be sprayed. Periodically wipe the leaves from a speck of dust.
Temperatures : Moderate, in the winter cool 14-16 ° C, minimum 10 ° C.
Soil : Drainage is mandatory. You can add charcoal and brick chips.
Recommended soil mix: 2 elements of turf, 1 share of leaf land and 1 share of sand.
During the growth period, it needs fertilizing once a month with liquid complex fertilizer for indoor plants.
Breeding : Lateral, little dried shoots, crushing during transplantation, green forms are similar to leaf cuttings.
Transplantation : Transplanted in the spring, at what time the pot is made tight (the roots begin to germinate through the drainage holes).
Pests : Affected by a spider mite (in a dry atmosphere, leaves and stems are braided with cobwebs), scabbards (brown plaques appear on the leaves and stems, leaving sticky excretions), thrips (grayish dots appear on the leaves).
The plant is allowed to help finish with a soap solution, warm rinsing and spraying with an actellite (1-2 ml per liter of water).
sansevieria (tawny tongue) - sansevieria