Enduring a surprising amount of neglect, Sansevieria zeylanica makes a great indoor houseplant for beginners and for people who need a low-key plant that’s easy to care for. Sansevieria zeylanica, widely known as bowstring hemp, is an evergreen perennial that has long, sturdy, dark green sword-shaped leaves with wavy-like stripes crossing the surface. Native to Southeast Asian regions like Sri Lanka and India, this snake plant requires the same care as tropical succulents. They are hardy and best recommended for air purification within homes and offices.
The Snake Plant thrives best in moderate to filtered bright, indirect sunlight. They stay happy in semi-arid to humid environments and areas with temperatures from 15 to 23 degrees Celsius.
As a tropical plant, Sansevieria zeylanica doesn’t enjoy extreme cold temperatures and loathes overwatering, which can develop into root rot.
This snake plant, much like other succulents, has modified photosynthesis wherein they preserve water by opening their pores exclusively at night. In other words, they release oxygen and filters and purifies the air that we breathe – mainly the reason they are touted as one of the best air-purifying plants perfect for bedrooms and offices.
Looking after the plant
Sansevieria zeylanica doesn’t need frequent watering. But when its growth season comes, most likely during spring and summer, water it thoroughly until the water starts to drip through the pot’s drainage holes. Make sure to allow the soil to dry out completely before watering again. As for the soil, we suggest using a well-draining sandy loam as it perfectly locks in moisture, creating a low humid space around your plant.
Plant Care with Pets and Children
This houseplant has pointed tips and is mildly toxic to humans and animals when eaten. So, it’s better to keep them away from your children and furry friends.
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