Sansoria plant is one of the drought tolerant houseplants that needs low water and mild light to grow and is very popular for its air purifying and toxin fighting benefits.

If there was an award for the hardiest plant available, it would probably go to sansevieria. You can leave sansevieria without water for two to three weeks, but this plant will keep its freshness, sansevieria is very easy to care for. sansevieria can survive dehydration, low light and pest attack.

Sensors help to clean the air in the house and fight against air toxins. In short, sansevieria is the best houseplant.

If you are also among sansevieria fans, stay with us until the end of this article to learn more about how to grow it in the greenhouse, at home and outdoors.

What is sansevieria?

sansevieria is a resistant plant that does not need a lot of light and tolerates irregular watering. Thanks to its beautiful leaves, this plant is a very good option for decorating the home or work environment.

sansevieria is native to Africa and tropical countries and it is also called woman's tongue (mother-in-law) or snake plant.

The growth of sansevieria is very slow and depending on its type, it grows from 30 to 150 cm. The type of soil of this plant is very important and light soil with proper drainage should be used for its cultivation. sansevieria is one of the houseplants that does not need direct sunlight to grow and low light is very good for it. However, in a more shaded environment, sansevieria grows more slowly.

How to take care of sansevieria plant

It is recommended to wipe the dust accumulated on the leaves of sansevieria with a damp cloth every week and remove the damaged leaves from the pot and throw them away.

It is better to water sansevieria once a week so that the soil of the pot dries completely during this one week. sansevieria tolerates drought well, but it is very fragile against excess water and rots quickly. Also, it is better not to collect water in the pot and charge it with soil and fertilizer once in a while.

Remember to change the sansevieria pot every three or four years as the pot space becomes cramped for the roots of this plant.

The benefits of growing sansevieria plant

While we admire the decorative qualities of this plant and spend a lot of money on sansevieria saplings for its beauty and effect in our home and office decor, this plant has many health benefits. sansevieria does everything to regulate the humidity of the home environment so that our skin, eyes and respiratory tracts can also benefit from its existence.

Convert air toxins into oxygen

sansevieria also converts toxins and harmful substances into oxygen, while it is very resistant and does not need water and light.

This desert plant is well adapted to the living space of an apartment and it benefits from its benefits in our small apartment.

air purifier

According to NASA, sansevieria is an air filtering device; According to NASA's clean air studies, it has been determined that sansevieria converts toxins such as toluene, xylene, nitrogen oxides and formaldehyde into oxygen. If you deal with chemicals at work or in your home, we recommend having a few sansevieria plants to reap their air purifying benefits.

You may ask what was the purpose of NASA in conducting the test on sansevieria, we must say that NASA was originally looking for air cleaning in space stations and encountered this feature of the sansevieria plant.

Fight against SBS syndrome and allergies

An easy way to control allergy symptoms is to use the sensoria plant because it humidifies the air and converts the toxins in it into oxygen.

Sometimes the low quality of the air in the environment you are in causes symptoms such as itching, burning, nausea, dizziness and muscle pain. Of course, this does not mean that you are sick, and if you leave it in the environment, your symptoms will disappear immediately. You just have SBS syndrome. If the sansevieria plant is used in that environment, the symptoms of this syndrome will disappear.

Fighting the waves of the Internet

Another benefit of sansevieria is fighting internet waves, and if you have not paid attention to the benefits of this magical plant, we suggest that you have a sansevieria pot in your workplace and home.

How to propagate and take sansevieria cuttings

The methods of propagation and cutting of sansevieria are different, we will discuss these methods below:

sansevieria cuttings in the soil

First step: remove one or more large and healthy leaves and then cut them from the bottom part.
Second step: Divide the cut leaves into 10-8 cm pieces and then place them at room temperature until the cut part dries.
Step 3: After the cut part is dry, place the leaves in the sand vertically from where you cut them.
Step 4: Water the cuttings and then cover the pot with plastic to create a more humid environment for the cuttings to grow quickly.
Step 5: Leave the pot in this state for two to three weeks for the cuttings to take root. After rooting, plant them in a separate pot with light and drained soil and wait for the buds.

One tip: if your sansevieria is Ablaq, your cut should be in the shape of a Persian figure of eight and place the cut part in the sand until half of the leaf. In this way, your censors will also be fooled.

sansevieria cuttings in water

  • First step: choose one of the new and mature leaves of sansevieria and cut it with a sharp knife.
  • Second step: place the cut leaf at room temperature for two days until the cut place dries.
  • Third step: Place the cut part of the cutting in water and wait for it to take root.
  • Step 4: After your sansevieria cutting has rooted in water, plant it in lightly drained soil and wait for its beautiful shoots.

final word

In this article, we explained how to care for, propagate, and take cuttings of the sansevieria plant. The conditions of cuttings and maintenance and cultivation of sansevieria in the greenhouse are also the same. If you are planning to build a sansevieria greenhouse, contact our consultants in Sepidsaze.