Sansevieria Superba “Snake Plant” (Mother-in-Law's Tongue)
- Plant Care
Sansevieria Superba, also known as Snake Plant or Mother-In-Law’s Tongue, is a hardy drought tolerant plant native to tropical west Africa from Nigeria to the Congo. Adapted to arid environments, the Sansevieria developed CAM photosynthesis, allowing it to open its stoma at night and close it during the day to reduce loss of water. They are known for removing toxins and purifying the air. There are multiple cultivars of Sansevieria Superba that come in varying sizes, heights, and color patterns, though they all grow vertical, spear-like foliage in a characteristic rosette pattern.
Sansevieria are perfect for beginner plant parents, but are all around popular house plants for multiple reasons. The variety of specimens available makes it fun to mix and match, and as they all have similar care requirements it makes them an effortless bunch. While they do best in bright filtered light, they are adaptable and tolerate partial shade and low light conditions as well as fluorescent lighting, making them ideal for most rooms in a home and office settings. Sansevieria are happiest in a well-draining soil. They should be watered when the top inch is dry but are forgiving of infrequent waterings, making them perfect for plant parents who are just learning or do not have as much time to spend on their plants as they would like.
- The Sansevieria is low to medium light tolerant allowing it to live in most living spaces but thrives in medium to bright indirect sunlight.Sansevierias are naturally great at storing water. We suggest watering once a week allowing the soil to drain and dry.Sansevieria are happiest in a well-draining soil.Similar to humans, plants prefer temperatures of 65⁰ to 85⁰ although some plants like the Sansevieria are native to arid climates and can tolerate much warmer weather.A very light feeder, apply a balanced houseplant fertilizer at half strength once every 1 - 3 months.
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