Sansevieria Trifasciata Laurentii
Also known as sansevieria laurentii, snake plant, mother's tongue, african spear, magic sword.
Sansevieria Laurentii is the most sold variety of Sansevieria, native to Africa, and well-known for being one of the lowest maintenance and easiest plants on earth that makes it a perfect plant for beginners or for people who travels a lot.
Sansevieria Trifasciata Laurentii can grow up to 1.2 meters and it's recognizable by its tight clump of dark green leaves with lighter gray-green zig-zag and yellow stripes along the margins.
Snake plants are succulents air purifiers, it means they are plants that improve the air quality by removing toxins from the air. Before having a sansevieria, make sure your cat, dog or children don't eat it because it's toxic if ingested.
Sansevieria Laurentii care
How much light does a Sansevieria Laurentii need?
Sansevieria Trifasciata Laurentii tolerates a wide range of light - from low to high light levels, but it will be happier in bright light. When snake plants are placed in low light conditions you can't expect them to grow much, but if they do, it will be slower.
Sansevierias will love to receive direct sunlight for an hour or two, but they will request more water. Most of the sansevieria varieties and Sansevieria Laurentii are office plants because they can grow in artificial light.
How to water a Sansevieria Laurentii?
Snake plants are low maintenance plants, so you won't have to do much to make them grow fast. In addition, sansevierias are drought-tolerant plants so you better be careful when watering it or you might kill them.
Like other snake plant varieties, Sansevieria Trifasciata Laurentii is a succulent so it's sensitive to water. Where they are originally from, doesn't rain much, so they have developed the capacity to store water in their leaves to survive long periods without water. As you can imagine, to water it too often would be disastrous.
Reduce the watering during winter. It's important to know that the amount of water is directly related to how much light a plant receives and how well-draining is the soil.
What's the ideal humidity for a Sansevieria Laurentii?
Sansevierias don't mind the dry air in our homes and offices. They'll also do well in bathrooms where the humidity might be much higher. Its versatility is one of the reasons for being considered a hardy plant.
How to fertilize a Sansevieria Laurentii?
An organic all-purpose houseplant food would be fine. Just be sure to fertilize in the spring and/or summer, twice at the most.
Sansevieria Laurentii care tips
Sansevierias are good plants for travelers and beginners
Bedrooms and living rooms are good spots to put your Sansevieria because it removes air toxins.
Sansevierias are mildly toxic if ingested, so put it away from cats, dogs, and children.
For a high leaf color contrast, place it in a bright spot.
An hour of direct sun will boost the growth. Remember to water it more often then.
Use a pot that has good drainage, such as a terracotta pot or one made with some porous material.