Sanseveria trifasciata 'Futura Superba'
Common Name: Mother-in-law's tongue, Snake tongue, Saint George's sword
Botanical Name: Sansevieria Trifasciata Futura Superba
Other names: Snake Plant
Origin: West Africa
There are many varieties of snake plant. But this is where it all started. This is said to be the original or the first snake succulent of the lot! Apart from its regular snake plant features like low maintenance, drought tolerance and air-purification, this plant has got a special recognition in China as a ‘good luck plant’. Unlike other succulents, this one is fast growing and can produce up to 3 off-shoots a year. This ornate plant, with its stiff, upright, sword-like leaves, is just perfect for any corner of modern or contemporary interior.
Growth Habits: Up to 6 feet tall
Soil Requirement: Sandy soil having low peat content
Watering Schedule: Once a week or once in two weeks is sufficient
Light condition: Indirect sunlight
Ideal Temperature: Anywhere between 18 - 24 degree Celsius
Repotting instructions: As it is a slow growing succulent, you will need to repot only once every 2 to 3 years.
Suitable Locations: Any indoor place, like room corners, balcony, windows, wherever you can find indirect sunlight.
• Always use well-draining soil, wet soil can cause serious trouble to this plant. • Stay a little careful if you have pets and/or children around as snake plants are poisonous if ingested. • Water only when the soil is dry. Do no put or sprinkle water on leaves of this plant as it may cause damage. • As the plant grows, bottom leaves will sometimes dry up. This is normal and dried up leaves should be removed. • Avoid direct sunlight as it will scorch the leaves, but also avoid dark corners or areas as this might impede growth.