Sansevieria Cylindrica Straight (Cylindrical Snake Plant)

£18.95

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Description


If you’ve not heard of Sanseviera, how about Mother in Law’s Tongue? This is the more popular name for the Snake Plant. Available in a variety of cultivars, the Cylindrica has tube-like foliage rigidly held upright. If you’re looking for a low maintenance and archetectual houseplant that’s almost indestructible this is the plant for you.


Water / Feed



Water sparingly whenever you notice that the compost is dry. Avoid leaving Sanseviera standing in pooled water. Feed occasionally with diluted cactus feed or general-purpose plant fertiliser.



Pet / Child



The leaves of the Snake Plant contain saponin; a chemical which is known to be toxic. Keep out of the reach of dogs that habitually chew houseplants.



Temperature / Humidity



This is a highly tolerant houseplant that prefers moderate room temperatures. Winter temperatures persistently below 10°C (50°F) should be avoided.



Soil Type



Occasional repotting will be required when the Snake Plant’s roots outgrow the pot. Use a quality houseplant compost with added drainage material in the base.




Light / Position



For steady, healthy growth place the Snake Plant in bright, indirect sunlight. This hardy survivor will also battle-on in a shady spot.



Health Benefits



Sansevieria removes Benzene from contaminated air and also have the unusual ability to release fresh Oxygen into a room at night, rather than during daytime exposure to sunlight.



Growth / Spread



Sanseviera is a slow grower. Expect a maximum height of around 1m (39in).



Geographic Origins



Sanseviera grows wild in tropical regions of West Africa.