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虎皮兰佛手 Sanseviera Spiky
Sansevieria, commonly known as Snake Plant or Mother-in-Law’s Tongue, is a popular and low-maintenance indoor plant. It’s well-loved for its air-purifying qualities and its ability to thrive in various conditions. Here’s how you can take care of a Sansevieria Spiky:
Light: Sansevierias are adaptable to different light conditions. They can tolerate low light, but they thrive best in indirect bright light. Avoid direct sunlight, especially during the hottest parts of the day, as it can scorch the leaves.
Watering: One of the most important aspects of Sansevieria care is not to overwater. These plants prefer to dry out between waterings. Allow the top inch or so of the soil to dry before watering again. During the growing season (spring and summer), water every 2-4 weeks, and reduce frequency during the dormant season (fall and winter).
Soil: Use a well-draining potting mix. A mix formulated for succulents or cacti is ideal. Avoid heavy soils that retain too much moisture, as this can lead to root rot.
Container: Choose a pot with drainage holes to prevent water from pooling at the bottom. Sansevierias can become stressed if their roots sit in waterlogged soil.
Temperature and Humidity: Sansevierias are adaptable to a wide range of temperatures, but they prefer average indoor temperatures between 60-80°F (15-27°C). They can handle lower temperatures temporarily but should be protected from frost. They do well in average indoor humidity levels.
Fertilizing: Sansevierias are not heavy feeders. You can fertilize them once a month during the growing season with a balanced, diluted, liquid fertilizer. Avoid over-fertilizing, as it can lead to excessive growth and weaker leaves.
Pruning: Remove any dead or damaged leaves by cutting them at the base. This helps the plant focus its energy on healthy growth.
Propagation: Sansevierias can be propagated by division or leaf cuttings. Dividing the plant is the easiest method. Gently remove the plant from its pot and separate the rhizomes. Plant each division in its own pot.
Pests and Diseases: Sansevierias are relatively pest-resistant, but they can occasionally be affected by mealybugs or spider mites. Regularly inspect the plant for any signs of pests, and treat them promptly if needed.
Repotting: Repot your Sansevieria every 2-3 years or when it becomes pot-bound. Choose a slightly larger pot and fresh potting mix.
Sansevieria Spiky is generally quite forgiving and can tolerate neglect, making it an excellent choice for beginners or anyone looking for a low-maintenance yet stylish indoor plant.
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