Star Sansevieria Plant
The majority of people spend the bulk of their time indoors, whether it’s at home or working in an office environment. as such, it’s important to ensure that air quality is of a high standard, something that regular houseplant help can achieve.
A study by NASA found that Snake Plant (Sansevieria trifasciata) is one of the best plants for improving indoor air quality by passively absorbing toxins such as nitrogen oxides and formaldehyde.
Light: Bright, filtered light, but highly tolerant.
Water: Can survive long periods of drought. Water monthly or less in winter, weekly, or every other week in summer.
Soil: Use a fast-draining cactus mix.
Fertilizer: Feed during the growing season. Do not feed during winter.
African spears can be divided when several spears are present, but it’s usually best to buy a new plant.
Repot annually or every other year in the spring. They will survive being rootbound.
The basic species is Sansevieria cylindrica, although there are a few varieties available, and some growers have experimented with braiding or shaping the basic plant. Spear-like Sansevieria may be lightly banded or solid colored, ranging in size from 12 inches to 24 inches. All species, however, are equally hardy.
These plants have amazing resiliency, being able to survive prolonged dry spells, inconsistent feeding, and even being limited by their containers. Additionally, they show flexibility in both well-lit and dimly-lit contexts. Their remarkable ability to thrive despite little attention suggests that neglect is their source of vitality. Their pots must have good drainage if they are to maintain their resilience, though. The roots must never be let to sit in standing water, just like succulents, as this might cause root rot.