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Sansevieria

Sansevieria

One of the easiest houseplants? That's the Sansevieria! Did you know that the Sansevieria Kirkii was even declared student plant of the year in 2009? Well, that says something about its care. The plant has its origins in Africa, but has been shining in our living rooms for years. The Sansevieria is also known as Woman's tongue. The most famous species is the Sansevieria Laurentii. A plant that not only brightens up living rooms but also many offices.

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Sansevieria

One of the easiest houseplants? That’s the Sansevieria! Did you know that the Sansevieria Kirkii was even declared student plant of the year in 2009? Well, that says something about its care. The plant has its origins in Africa, but has been shining in our living rooms for years. The Sansevieria is also known as Woman’s tongue. The most famous species is the Sansevieria Laurentii. A plant that not only brightens up living rooms but also many offices.

Sansevieria

One of the easiest houseplants? That’s the Sansevieria! Did you know that the Sansevieria Kirkii was even declared student plant of the year in 2009? Well, that says something about its care. The plant has its origins in Africa, but has been shining in our living rooms for years. The Sansevieria is also known as Woman’s tongue. The most famous species is the Sansevieria Laurentii. A plant that not only brightens up living rooms but also many offices.

Indirect sunlight

Water once a month

Air-purifying

Extra nutrition every 2 months

Toxic

Repot every 3 years

Indirect sunlight

Water once a month

Air-purifying

Extra nutrition every 2 months

Toxic

Repot every 3 years

How do you take care of a Sansevieria?

The best location

The Sansevieria does not impose any requirements on its pitch. Whether it is direct sunlight or semi-shade. The Sansevieria makes little difference! As soon as you place the Sansevieria closer to the window, the plant becomes lighter. Although the Sansevieria Black Coral remains more beautiful with indirect sunlight. The location of the Sansevieria does matter for the irrigation. When the Sansevieria is in direct sunlight the plant needs more water. When the Sansevieria is in indirect sunlight, the plant expects less water. Make sure that the location of the plant is never more than 4 meters from the window.

Watering the Sansevieria

A Sansevieria makes remarkably few demands on irrigation. Especially when you have the plant a little further away from the window, less water is needed. In winter the plant only needs water after 6 to 8 weeks. You can only kill the Sansevieria with too much water. A surplus of water will cause root rot, which will eventually mean its death.

Plant nutrition

A Sansevieria grows very slowly. Extra nutrition is therefore not something the plant really needs. Although you can use plant nutrition to stimulate growth! Do you still want to give plant nutrition? Then opt for houseplant or cacti food. We recommend not giving more than 1/4 of the recommended amount. In addition, it is not necessary to give plant nutrition more than twice a month.

Repotting

Since the Sansevieria does not grow very fast, repotting is not necessary every year. It is best to repot the Sansevieria directly at the time of purchase. After that we recommend repotting once every 3 years. When repotting, use a flowerpot that is at least 20% larger than the previous one. We also recommend repotting in the spring. This is the moment when houseplants wake up from their hibernation.

Air purifying function

Besides being a super simple houseplant, the Sansevieria has another advantage. The plant is extremely good at purifying the air! If we would make a list of good air-purifying plants, the Sansevieria would certainly be there. Maybe you wouldn’t say it, because the plant is not one of the largest indoor plants. The stomata of the Sansevieria are just very well trained.

Is the Sansevieria poisonous?

A big disadvantage of the Sansevieria: they are slightly poisonous. Make sure that children and/or pets are not given the opportunity to nibble on the plant. The sap of the plant can lead to gastrointestinal complaints. It is best to contact a doctor if the plant has been eaten.

Diseases and peculiarities

Another convenient advantage of the Sansevieria. A Sansevieria rarely suffers from diseases and pests. Doesn’t plant suffer from aphids? Spray with a hard jet on the firm leaves of the Sansevieria. You will see that the pests will disappear very quickly after this. Shouldn’t spraying the pests away help? You can also use chemical pesticides.

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