Sansevieria, a member of the agave family (Agavaceae) contains approximately 60 species indigenous to Africa, Arabia, Sri Lanka and India. Several species and their cultivars (Hybrids) are grown commercially for use in interior design. A study by NASA has proven that Sansevieria are excellent air-purifying plants capable of removing harmful toxins from the surroundings.
Buying and Caring for Sansevieria Superba
Adopting: Adding a lush, well-grown Sansevieria Superba to a plant collection is a feeling only a plant parent can understand. At eplants, we bring you display-ready plants, with high-quality growth, compact shape and well-formed leaves.
Locating: A Sanseviera can do well in bright to low light areas, but it’s best to set the plant up indoors in your home or office. While they can handle the sun, they do better under indirect light uor nder artificial fluorescent lights like the ones in office
Potting: Sanseviera have a small root structures so you don’t need to repot the plant every year. Once in 3-4 years is ideal. While repotting they require soil that’s sandy, porous and one that provides excellent drainage and aeration. The right type of soil will need to dry quickly after you water it. A good mix of 20:40:20:20 of coco-peat, coarse sand, compost and perlite is ideal for these plants.
Watering: Having evolved in some of the most challenging environments, Sanseviera have adapted to live with little or no water for long periods of time. A few drops of water once every week is all they need. Overwatering could result in rot setting into the root and eventually the plant dying.
Fertilising: Sanseviera grow slowly, hence require very little in terms of feeding. If you must ferlilise give them some organic liquid fertiliser once or twice a year. Dilute it in water as described on the pack and add little to each pot as part of your watering routine. If you are using a chemical fertiliser do ensure that you keep it away from the plant and its tiny roots
Sanseviera are a extremely low-maintenance plant that do best when they’re given less attention and water. In fact, many new gardeners care for them too much killing them with kindness. They are plants that thrive on neglect.
Did you know
Many interior designers are known look at Sanseviera as sculpture. Essential design elements for interior design.