Common names: Sansevieria | Mother in Law's tongue | Snake Plant | Bowstring Hemp
Native to: Africa - primarily Madagascar.
Description: This unusual and more sought after variety, also know as Silver Siam, has silver beautiful metallic sheen that flares along its flat, speared leaves.
Sturdy and incredibly resilient, these Sansevieria are almost impossible plants to kill. Their rigid, sword shaped leaves are adorned with wavy horizontal banding. A sensational and striking plant, ideal for filling vertical spaces in homes and offices.
This unusual and more sought after variety, also know as Silver Siam, has silver beautiful metallic sheen that flares along its flat, speared leaves.
*** Plant height on delivery: Approx. 75cm with pot ***
Difficulty: Very easy
Light: Although these plants can tolerate low light, the best growth and colouring occur when the plant receives bright indirect light.
Water: In spring and summer, soak the plant and ensure all the water has drained away. Leave to completely dry out to the roots before watering again. A 3-4 weekly soak should suffice over summer, although obviously this will be partly dependent on the plant's position and environment. Using a moisture meter avoids any uncertainty.
Temp.: These plants enjoy typical indoor temperatures (16-24°C / 64-75 F)
Humidity: Not required.
Fertiliser: Once the plant has acclimatised to its position, a weak solution of general succulent fertiliser can be applied every few weeks throughout summer.
Potting mix: We use a very well draining cactus potting mix - well draining, light and sandy.
Notes: Long disputed in taxonomic circles, this group of plants formerly known as Sansevieria were finally reclassified in 2017 following phylogenetic research - and are now included under the genus Dracaena. The morphological differences between the groups however are quite apparent.
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