BOTANICAL NAME: Sanseveria trifasciata
COMMON NAME: Mother-in-law’s Tongue
DESCRIPTION: Has a thick rhizome supporting rosettes of 3 to 4 leaves, each 400mm to 600mm long by 50mm wide. The medium green leaves with dark green cross-banding are nearly cylindrical and slightly thicker from front to back than from side to side.
LIGHT/POSITION: Medium to high light. Excellent specimen where space is limited or theme is required.
WATERING: Soil is usually a very free draining mix of coarse sand and potting mix. Soil should be evenly moist and allowed to dry out before rewatering. Plant tolerates drying out and will recover . A very tough plant.
CLEANING: Remove dust from leaves.
PESTS: Mealybug may occasionally attack these plants.
DISEASES: None unless overwatered, then plant base will rot.
FERTILISING: Only if actively growing. Not generally necessary in indoorscape situation.
PRUNING: Remove spent leaves.
PRESENTATION: Rotate to light if required.
GENERAL INFORMATION: Very tough, problem free plant.