Sansevieria trifasciata is also known as the Snake Plant is one of the most popular and hardy species of houseplants belongs to the family Asparagaceae. Sansevieria trifasciata has broad strap-like, upright leaves that are dark green and marked with a pattern of wavy cross stripes in a lighter color.

The striping gives it the common name of the snake plant. Snake plants can survive low light levels, drought and have few insect problems. NASA research has even shown that snake plants are able to help keep the air inside the home clean, removing toxins such as formaldehyde and benzene.

Plant Specifications

Plant Height 8 inch (20 cm)
Plant Spread 4 inch (10 cm)
*above specifications are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
Common Name Birds Nest Sansevieria, Golden hahnii.
Maximum Reachable Height Up to 30 centimeters.
Flower Colour Greenish-white.
Bloom Time Rarely bloom.
Difficulty Level Easy to grow.

Planting And Care


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Sunlight

  • Keep the plant indoor with bright indirect natural light or bright artificial light.
  • Protect the plant from direct harsh sunlight as it can cause damage to the foliage.

Soil

  • The soil should be well-drained and fertile rich in organic content.

Watering

  • Poke your finger/plain small stick into the soil to check the moisture.
  • Water when top soil (3-4 inches) feels dry to touch.
  • Water thoroughly in the summer and reduce watering in winter and rainy season.

Application of Fertilizer

  • During the main growing season feed the plant with organic fertilizer once a month.
  • Loosen the topsoil without disturbing the roots of the plant so it can uptake the nutrients and moisture easily.

Re-potting

  • When a plant outgrows in the current pot, re-pot with fresh potting soil and some fertilizer.
  • Do the re-potting late evening and keep the plant in a shady area for 2 to 3 days and then move the plant in its suitable climatic condition.



Plant Protection

  • Remove dead, infected or damaged plant parts and dispose them away from the planting area.
  • Spray Neem, Eucalyptus or Citrus oil for any insect/pest attack, as a primary treatment.


Donts

  • Easily grows in AC rooms but away from AC vents.
  • Do not over-water the plant especially when pot does not have drainage holes.

Sansevieria Trifasciata Hahnii Care

Initial care for 1-2 weeks after receiving plant at your location:

  • Keep the plant in natural indirect bright Light.
  • Poke your finger/plain small stick into the soil to check the moisture.
  • Water when top soil (1-2 inches) feels dry to touch.
  • Do not re-pot for min. 2 weeks after receiving it.


Key requirements to keep plant healthy:

Sunlight Bright indirect natural light or bright artificial light.
Watering Poke your finger/plain small stick into the soil to check the moisture. Water when topsoil (3-4 inches) feels dry to touch. Water thoroughly in the summer and reduce watering in winter and rainy season.
Soil Soil should be well drain and fertile, rich in organic content.
Temperature 12-29 degrees Celsius.
Fertilizer Apply any organic fertilizer.

Sansevieria Trifasciata Hahnii Special Feature

The snake plant is an excellent air purifier plant.

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