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Plant info Mother-in-law’s Tongue

plant info sanseveriaBOTANICAL 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.

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