Sansevieria Twister growing succulent of the genus Sansevieria also known as Snake plant or Sansevieria cylindrica twister, it is actually Sansevieria cylindrical 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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How to grow Sansevieria Twister growing and care:
5C +, well-drained soil, ventilated soil, drained of soil important in order that the roots won’t be rotten
What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seed – sowing in spring in full sun, keep soil moist but not too much / Vegetative reproduction can start by cutting or daughter plant
Is it necessary to use vegetative reproduction?
No, but easy to start from cutting and daughter plant, to ensure that the leaves will be flexible to twist the leaves
Difficulties or problems when growing:
Leaves are toxic
Recommended planting season?
All year, when planting outdoor spring preformed
Pests and diseases:
Snails, slugs, weevil, spider mites, aphids
How to prune:
Old and infected leaves, once in few year to pull older leaves
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 indoor 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
Sansevieria cylindrica twister