Sansevieria Twister grow and care – succulent of the genus Dracaena also known as Snake plant or Sansevieria cylindrica twister, it is actually Sansevieria cylindrica that twist the leaves in shape of braid (plait), Sansevieria Twister perennial evergreen used as ornamental plant for the leaves, can grow in mediterranean, desert, subtropics, tropic climate or as houseplants and growing in hardiness zone 10b+.
Sansevieria Twister leaves
Leaves color green, light to dart with yellow stripes, yellow color can be vertical, leaf in spear shape, when the leaves young can be twisted and tend to straight.
Leaves shapes created by help of metals wire that control the growth of the leaves, need to keep them together until the plant full grown, also easier to use leaves that start to grow together, possible to do few braid next to each other or cut leaves that not join because it will hide the braid.
Flower color white with six petals, flowers grow on spike.
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Requirements for Sansevieria Twister growing and care:
Better temperature above 5C (41F), well-drained soil
How to care:
Add organic matter and fertilize, because of blooming problem better to fertilize before the blooming season, when the plant young (in case of seeds or late planting) better to protect it in the winter in hardiness zone 8-10a
What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seeds / Vegetative Reproduction
How to divide shoots:
Dived shoots when the plant fully grown better to separate after wet the soil in order to make it easier and to keep the roots as long as possible need to cut the connection between the plants, after planting in the beginning increase the amount of water for at least two weeks, better to do it with longer until the first leaf that grow.
How to grow by cutting leaves:
Propagation by cutting leaf, cut the leaves or cut in the base of the leaf with hand not anything sharp and wait at least 24 hours or if not cut in the base or it is stem need wait few days until tissue will heal and care won’t be wet, after this put it in well-drained soil, and water it every few days to two weeks let in dry but not fully dry, after few weeks to month it start to grow root, cutting better to start in the late spring to early summer but always can do it indoor
Is it necessary to use vegetative reproduction in Snake plant?
No, it’s harder to start by seeds and easier start from cutting and daughter plant and the plant doesn’t bloom a lot so it’s harder to find seeds
Difficulties or problems when growing:
Leaves are toxic
Recommended planting season?
Spring in hardiness zone 10a, spring to autumn in hardiness zone 10b-11a, all year in hardiness zone 11b+
How to plant:
Planting in location with good drainage, the plant doesn’t like and might die if will sit in puddle so in rainy location better to grow above the ground level and use raising bad
Pests and diseases:
Snails, slugs, weevil, spider mites, aphids
All year, in colder area better in winter
How to prune:
Old leaves and dead plants, possible to trim just part of the leaf (the dead part) 1cm (0.5 inch) under the dead part
Size of the plant:
0.2 -1m, 0.8-3 feet
Growth speed in optimal condition:
Small amount of water / Average amount of water (need well drainage), let the soil dry between watering
Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun / Half Shade / Full Shade (with light), if moving the plant from shade to full sun need to expose it to sun slowly, if plant it direct in full sun need to choose cooler days with some clouds
Is it possible to grow as houseplant?
Yes, when plant it indoor need to clean it from pests before put it in the house, because there isn’t predators for the pests, the shade in the house might cause problems with aphids that grow in shade
Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:
Yes, watering every few days and don’t let water in the bottom of pot, check that there enough holes in the pots, soil need to be well ventilated and drainage is important, every few years that the soil doesn’t dry well and lost the viability need to switch the soil
Summer, it’s takes few year before bloom and not in every condition the plant will bloom
General information about the flower
White flowers with five petals, grow on spike
Dracaena cylindrica twister