Sansevieria Fernwood is an evergreen, relatively hardy perennial plant Succulent snake Belongs to Asparagus family.
It has a unique stem with a tiger pattern, and the color is between dark green, light green, yellow and white. It also has cone-shaped leaves with a beautiful appearance.
The leaves of all plants grow from a point at the base of the plant, which is called the plant body. The leaves grow vertically until a certain point.
There are many types and varieties of this plant, the most common being Sansevieria Suffruticosa and Sansevieria Parva.
Sansevieria is pronounced as [san-se-VEER-ee-uh]. It is native to various regions, including Africa, Madagascar, South Asia and America.
Due to the plant’s slender appearance and mild toxicity, it has earned itself several names, including:
- Snake plant or snake tongue
- Mother-in-law’s tongue
- Devil’s Tongue
- Golden tongue
- Bowstring hemp
Sansevieria Fernwood Care
Scale and growth
Sansevieria Fernwood is a slow-growing plant that grows almost exclusively from spring to summer.
This is why it takes several years for them to reach their maximum height. However, you can accelerate the growth of plants by using artificial light.
The length of the fern is between 2 feet and 6 feet, depending on the level of care given to the plant.
Sansevieria Fernwood blooms once a year in summer. This is a very unique and rare moment that will not last long.
Snake flower It is usually small white growing on spikes.
Light and temperature
Sansevieria Fernwood is a relatively hardy plant, especially in terms of tolerance to low light.
It can easily adapt to low light, and as long as you don’t have indoor pets that might eat its mildly toxic leaves, it can become a good indoor plant.
The ideal lighting setting for plants is medium to bright but indirect sunlight.
The plant will survive any temperature range between 60° to 75° F (15 to 23 C). However, it can also withstand temperatures as low as 50° F (10 C) in a short period of time.
Watering and feeding
Sansevieria Fernwood can tolerate drought, just like cacti, so they need too little water to survive. Compared with lack of watering, plants are more likely to suffer from excessive watering.
Ideally, you only need to water the soil after it dries. Avoid pouring water on the leaves because they can rot easily if left for a long time.
The soil usually dries out in about a week. However, you should still check whether the soil is wet before re-watering.
As for feeding, you don’t need much to maintain good nutrition for the plant. Based on experience, any low-nitrogen general-purpose fertilizer should be good enough for plants.
Too much food will cause the leaves to sag. Feed them only in warm months and avoid feeding them from fall to winter.
Soil and transplant
Based on the nature of plants that are extremely sensitive to water, it is obvious that the plant prefers sandy soil with well-drained and loose soil.
Commercial Cactus Mix is a great choice Tigertail orchid potting soilOn the other hand, avoid using any water-retaining soil because the roots will rot within a few days.
Always make sure to adjust the watering schedule according to soil moisture and trainability.
Beauty and maintenance
Fortunately, Sansevieria Fernwood does not require much modification or maintenance like some other plants.
However, you may need to trim the plant to remove twisted leaves to enhance the overall appearance of the plant.
Although you can prune plants year-round, it is best to do it only during the growing season.
How to breed tigertail orchid
Like other tigertail orchids, ferns can be reproduced in a variety of ways. The simple method is to root the plant in the water, even if the adult tiger’s tail orchid will not tolerate so much water.
In addition to rooting, there are other more complex propagation methods, such as cutting leaves.
In this method, you use a sharp knife to cut off some mature leaves and then place them in moist soil. Put it under bright indirect sunlight and let it grow.
Sansevieria Fernwood pests or diseases
The most common disease that causes the death of Orchids is root rot caused by excessive watering and insect pests. Fortunately, finding the problem and solving it is fairly easy.
The plant is susceptible to several fungal diseases, such as red leaf spot, southern blight and gray mold.
In addition, several pests can attack plants. Check for these small animals under the leaves, and treat them with a cotton swab soaked in alcohol. The most common Sansevieria Fernwood pests are:
- Root mealybug