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Zeylanica (Sansevieria)

Plant Care Instructions*


Sansevieria zeylanica (mother-in-law s tongue) is a stemless perennial flowering species characterized by its long, sword-shaped succulent leaves.

The leaves of snake plants are erect and rigid and grow up to 2.5’ feet tall and up to 1” inch wide. 

The dark-green leaves of bowstring hemp feature creamy-white wave-like horizontal stripes across their surface with pointed tips.

Bowstring hemp is easy-to-grow and displays a slow to moderate growth rate.

Plant Care*:

A brightly lit spot without direct sunshine is suggested. A small amount of morning or evening sun is not a problem.

We recommend watering once a week, to 10 days, allowing the soil to completely dry out in between waterings. Over-watering can be an issue with Sansevieria, causing rot. In the winter months, you can go longer in between waterings.

A fast draining, high quality potting soil is best. You can do a 50/50 mix of natural potting soil / cactus blend, or mix generous amounts of perlite and vermiculite in to your potting soil. A high quality cactus/succulent mix would work very well on its own as well.

We recommend feeding from April through the end of September with a high quality, general purpose houseplant fertilizer.

* Standard care recommendations - you may need to adjust based on your home or office environment.

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