Hello Friends, Today will look into a common
ornamental house plant � the SAnsevieria or the Snake plant. We will learn on the How
to care Sansevieria plant and finally show you How to propagate Sansevieria from leaf
cuttings and also Rhizome Divisions. That�s coming up�
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miss anything. Sansevieria is a succulent plant with about
70 species and often included in the Dracaena family. Common names of sanseveria include
mother-in-law’s tongue, devil’s tongue, jinn’s tongue, bow string hemp, snake plant and snake
tongue. This is perhaps because of its shape like a long tongue or snake like long leaves
and might also be because it�s a poisonous plant like mother in laws tongue.
The most attractive part of the snake plant is its foliage, that is leaves. And based
on the leaf morphology they are classified into different species.
Sansevieria trifasciata and its variant ‘Laurentii’ is the commonly grown ornamental plant in
home gardens and indoors. This is a NASA recommended air purifying plant and purifies air by removing
some toxins such as formaldehyde, xylene, and others and one more thing to remember
is its leaves are poisonous on oral ingestion. So keep it away from your kids.
Now will look into Care Tips for Sansaveria plant and then Propagation of sansevieria
plant: Sansevierias thrive with minimal care and live for many years, and they are almost
indestructible and drought tolerant plants. Sansevierias are suitable for planting outdoors
as well as indoors in bright light and warmth. 1. Sunlight: They need moderately bright and
indirect sunlight. They can tolerate low light, but for best results indoors keep it near
a window. 2. Watering: Allow the soil to dry completely
before watering, and then water deeply until water drips through the drainage hole. Its
roughly once or twice a week depending on your zone and season.
3. Temperature: They tolerate wide range of temperatures from 15 to 45 degree centigrade,
but die below 10 degrees. 4. Fertilizer: Donot over fertilize this plant.
You can use general purpose NPK 20 20 20 or some cowdung powder on the top soil once a
month. You can also dissolve some 5 – 6 crystals of NPK in 500 ml of water and offer to the
plant once a month in a 10 inch pot. 5. Repotting: This is usually done only when
the roots are bound or when you see the roots coming out of the drainage holes.
Now Will look into Propagation of Snake Plant: Sansevieria can be propagated by seeds, leaf
cutting, and division of the root ball and rhizome. Seeds are rarely used because they
are slow to grow plants and can be grown faster from cuttings and rhizome divisions.
1. If you want the exact replica of the plant without variations, rhizome division is the
best method to multiply snake plants. It happens by nature and it gives rise to small pups
from the base. You can separate these and grow as independent plants.
2. You can also grow Sansevieria from Leaf Cuttings. It�s not as easy to do this, but
one hack or tip here in this method, can make you successful. THREE THINGS YOUR SHOULD CAREFULLY
DO HERE ARE: 3. First make sure your knife or cutting tool
is very clean and sharp, you can use spirit or hydrogen peroxide or even an antiseptic
like Dettol from your home first aid kit to wipe the cutting tool.
4. Then secondly Make multiple pieces of about 1 to 2 inches and make sure you note the direction
of the leaf upwards by making a mark on the cuttings, otherwise your cuttings will fail
to root. 5. Thirdly important tip here is, you leave
the cuttings to dry and heal, that is form a scab or callous for about 1 to 2 days and
then insert them into a well draining soil. This way you can increase your changes of
rooting. No need of any rooting hormone for this. 6. But this may not give 100 percent results,
but actually its fun to do this. Do try this and let me know your results in the comments
section below this video. Also you can try experimenting with Aspirin solution, Aloe
vera gel, cinnamon, etc and please share your results with us. I will update you on this
at my Instagram page. You can also watch a very nice video on this propagation method
with results by Dr.Suraj Prakash Agarwals channel. You can check the link from the card
on top right corner of this video. So, there we have it folks. That was our video
on snake plant and its care plus propagation. If you like the video, please give a thumbs
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