Description For Sansevieria Moonshine (Snake plant)
How to grow Sansevieria Moonshine (Snake plant)Plant Description: This is a hardy succulent, with clumps of erect, strap-shaped leaves striped in silver green variegation. The plant forms a low growing, vase-like rosette of broad, elliptic, spirally arranged leaves. This snake plant variety can survive in a wide range of conditions. It's an excellent indoor plant that needs minimal care and does very well in outdoor rockeries too. It is also known as "mother in law's tongue."
Botanical Name: Sansevieria trifasciata
Plant type: Cacti & succulent, Foliage pattern plant.
Growth Habit: Low growing perennial.
Growth Rate: Slow.
Average Landscape Size: Small plant up to 2-3 ft. leaves.
Special Features: Air purifying plant, drought tolerant plant, salt tolerant (seaside) plant
How to Care For Sansevieria Moonshine (Snake plant)Soil: Plant can grow in well-drained sandy loam to a rather heavy soil.
Pot Size: Snake plant looks good in small, fancy (ceramic or metal) pot (6-8 inches). Plant prefers compact, pot bound conditions.
Potting/Transplanting: Tightly hold the entire bottom clump that binds the leaves together. Plant the saplings in a pot along with root-ball of original soil. Carefully place the plant in the middle of the container & cover the roots completely with remaining soil.
Repotting: Change the pot every year. Separate the extra side suckers before transplanting.
Sunlight: Snake plant can grow well in full sunlight, partial shade or even full shade.
Water: Twice a month is enough. Plant prefers dry conditions. Snake plant can go for days without watering. Too much watering tends to rot the plants at the soil line.
Fertiliser: Provide liquid cow-dung or compost tea every three months for the best look.
Temperature: Snake plant tolerates a broad range of temperatures.
Humidity: Humidity has no effect on the plant.
Pruning: No pruning required.
Propagation: Plant can be propagated easily by a division of suckers. They may also be raised by leaf cuttings of about 7-8 cm long, placed in a sandy soil.
Companion Plants: Ferns, Dracaena, Aralia, Syngonium, Rhoeo, Ficus.
|Type of Plants||Cacti & Succulents, Foliage Pattern Plants|
|Water Schedule||Once a day|
|Speciality||Elegant, erect, stiff, sword like leaves with spine at the tip. Growing in clusters with Silverish variegation.|
|Design Use||Fancy indoor pots, border plant in patios, Rock garden plant.|
|Ideal Location||Potted in corridors, living room corners.|
|Packing Weight||750 g|
|Packing Height||27 cm|
|Packing Depth||10 cm|
|Packing Width||10 cm|
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