How to keep your Sansevieria shoots sprouting

With their particularly shaped leaves and slender form, the Sansevieria is one of the more preferred plants for decorating a home.

In order to keep your plant healthy and ready to propagate, however, there are certain details that we need to stay on top of. Don’t expect dramatic results overnight, this plant breed is known for its slow growth. With that being said, here is a bit of gardening advice.


Keeping your Sansevieria sprouting

If you notice that your plant’s leaves vary slightly in color, then you are going to want to position it where it will get ample, but indirect, sunlight. Otherwise, the breeds with a single, uniform tone will thrive in dimmer areas around the house. So as we can see, distinguishing between these two varieties is very important for your plants success. Though there is no universal rule for caring for your Sansevieria, there are a few common approaches that depend on certain traits your plant may have.

The Sansevieria has the ability to retain water due to its thick, meaty flesh, which means they really don’t need to be watered very often. Unfortunately, this can often lead to people neglecting the plant. The plant does not exactly feel any pain, but it certainly doesn’t reach its full growth potential. Therefore, don’t overdo the watering, but at least give your plant a little care on a regular basis.

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When the time does come to water your Sansevieria, make sure to leave the soil ample time to dry out. A week should be perfect. Also, be careful not let any water get on the leaves. This causes the plant to start rotting away in areas where new leaves would be forming. Needless to say, this is not what we want at all.


Given how robust the plant is, it does not have too demanding when it comes to its supply of nutrients. Since the soil doesn’t receive water very often, the plant has adapted to retaining nutrients for long periods of time. When you do repot your Sansevieria, though, make sure to use a soil that is high in nitrogen. This will keep your plant stay happy and healthy long into the future.

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