The mother-in-law's tongue is very easy to care for. Place the plant in a bright spot, just out of direct sunlight, to ensure that the leaves stay as green as possible. The mother-in-law's tongue doesn't need much water. It is important to water again only when the soil is dry. The indoor plant comes with a decorative black rattan pot.
|Latin name:||Sansevieria kirkii 'Friends'|
|Guarantee:||6 months growth and flowering guarantee|
|Preferred location:||Sun, Half shadow|
|Leafs all year:||Yes|
|Growing Height:||25 - 60 cm|
You will receive the plant in a pot from the nursery. Stand your Spear Sansevieria in a warm and sunny spot. The thick, fleshy leaves are very strong and this plant requires very little maintenance. Dry air (for instance above a radiator) is no problem to this plant.
Water your spear Sansevieria moderately but regularly, once every 3 weeks will suffice - the soil can remain a little on the dry side. Never leave water standing in the saucer. In the spring and summer add a small amount of plant feed to the water from time to time. A really robust houseplant - will only suffer in temps below 10 degrees Celsius and over-watering will not be tolerated.
Sansevieria kirkii in flower
Keeping the plant dry and slightly cooler over winter will encourage flower stems. The flowers have a delicious scent.
Succulents are very easy to keep as houseplants because they tolerate dry air very well. Their thick, fleshy leaves can hold a lot of moisture and act as a water reservoir during periods of drought.
Spear sansevieria (Sansevieria kirkii) makes a great plant for difficult spots, like a window-sill above a radiator. Spear sansevieria can be placed outside on the patio or decking during the summer months. As they are not frost tolerant, they need to be brought indoors when the temperature drops to temperatures below 10° C or when there are signs of frost.