Other Names: Snake Plant/Mother-in-law's Tongue/St. George's Sword
Scientific Name: Dracaena Trifasciata
Native: Tropical parts of West Africa
This sculpturally elegant and captivating plant, and a favorite for office decor, is also one of the easiest plants to grow. An evergreen perennial, it grows quickly forming dense stands, and spreading by way of its creeping rhizome. Its stiff leaves grow vertically from a basal rosette. Mature leaves are dark green and can grow upto six feet in height in optimal conditions. There are many varieties of Snake Plant. This one is a TALL growing Sansevieria with lateral patterns on dark green leaves and is called "Zeylanica".
*Highly rated as an airpurifier when placed indoors.
**Sold in a 3.5"/one liter plastic container. Available in a 4 long leafed small size and an multiple long leafed large size
***All our plants are grown in organically enriched living soil without the use of any chemical fertilizers, fungicides or pesticides.
GROWING: Re-pot in a larger container to increase root and foliage growth. This plant prefers narrow, tall containers that encourage tall leaf growth. Grow separately as this plant is quite demanding of soil/water resources.
LIGHT: If growing indoors, place in a bright spot with exposure to indirect sunlight/ambient light for at least six hours daily. If growing outdoors, place in semi-shade as exposure to strong direct sunlight will burn the leaves of this plant.
WATERING: Alternate days in summer and twice a week rest of the year. Allow soil to dry out completely between watering events. Never let its roots sit in stagnant water. If growing indoors, ensure that drip trays are emptied regularly.
FERTILIZING: Our plants are sold in organically enriched, NPK+MagSulf strong, potting mixes that would need no additional soil amendments for at least one year. If re-potting/migrating to a larger container, we recommend the use of Mandy's Farm Foliage Plant Potting Mix or one similar to it.