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The ultimate guide for Sansevieria plant care

Sansevieria

Sansevierias are very unusual looking plants, with blades instead of leaves. They're perfect plants for beginning plant owners that forget about their plants all the time. This plant will survive any light exposure you have in your house and will be a plant friend for years to come.

To give you the best chance to take care of this plant, we've broken down the caring process into a few different steps. These steps are designed to provide you with the most in-depth information to teach you everything you need to know about caring for your plant.

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In this ultimate guide to taking care of a Sansevieria, we've split the entire process into smaller chunks, so you don't get overwhelmed with information. Each of these guides can be used separately and will become useful in different stages of your caring process.

Summary of Sansevieria care

Find out what the Sansevieria prefers when it comes to its plant care. These are the most important parts of taking care of the Sansevieria!

Watering your Sansevieria

The Sansevieria likes to grow in a dry environment and should only be watered when the soil is completely dry.

Sunlight for your Sansevieria

The Sansevieria prefers a darker spot of your house: a spot where it gets low-light sunlight exposure. Your Sansevieria doesn't like too much light.

Fertilizing your Sansevieria

The Sansevieria doesn't need to be fertilized to stay healthy. You can help it grow a little more quickly by fertilizing it once at the beginning of spring and summer.

Soil for your Sansevieria

The Sansevieria prefers a dry growing environment, so you should use well-draining soil to keep your Sansevieria happy!

Temperature for the Sansevieria

The Sansevieria prefers a spot that consistently stays between 12 - 29°C (53 - 84°F).

Propagating the Sansevieria

To propagate the Sansevieria, you can take cuttings from the parent plant. Often, you cut part of the stem of the Sansevieria and plant that in moist soil.

Repotting the Sansevieria

You should repot your Sansevieria once every 2 year(s). This helps your Sansevieria to stay healthy for many years.

Difficulty of Sansevieria plant care

The Sansevieria is easy to take care of and great for beginners.

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The 5 best low-light houseplants for beginners

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2. How to care for Sansevierias

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How to care for Sansevierias

One of the easiest types of plant for beginners is a plant in the Sansevieria family. They require very little attention, they purify the air in your house and they look amazing. In this guide, we'll go over everything you need to know when you're taking care of a Sansevieria.

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4. How to propagate a Sansevieria (Snake plant)

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How to propagate a Sansevieria (Snake plant)

In this plant care guide, we're going to look at how you can propagate your Sansevieria (Snake plant) and give it the best chance to help it grow into an adult plant. We're going to look at different ways to propagate and different growing mediums to help you achieve success.

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Frequently asked questions

How should you water the Sansevieria?
The Sansevieria likes to grow in a dry environment and should only be watered when the soil is completely dry.
How much sunlight does the Sansevieria need?
The Sansevieria prefers a darker spot of your house: a spot where it gets low-light sunlight exposure. Your Sansevieria doesn't like too much light.
How much fertilizer does the Sansevieria need?
The Sansevieria doesn't need to be fertilized to stay healthy. You can help it grow a little more quickly by fertilizing it once at the beginning of spring and summer.
What is the best soil for the Sansevieria?
The Sansevieria prefers a dry growing environment, so you should use well-draining soil to keep your Sansevieria happy!
What is the ideal temperature for the Sansevieria?
The Sansevieria prefers a spot that consistently stays between 12 - 29°C (53 - 84°F).
How do you propagate the Sansevieria?
To propagate the Sansevieria, you can take cuttings from the parent plant. Often, you cut part of the stem of the Sansevieria and plant that in moist soil.
How often should you repot the Sansevieria?
You should repot your Sansevieria once every 2 year(s). This helps your Sansevieria to stay healthy for many years.
Is the Sansevieria easy to take care of?
The Sansevieria is easy to take care of and great for beginners.

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