Sansevieria velvet touchz grow and care – succulent of the genus Sansevieria also known as Sansevieria velvet touch or Sansevieria cylindrica velvet touchz, Sansevieria velvet touchz perennial evergreen used as ornamental plant, can grow in mediterranean, desert, subtropics tropic climate or as houseplant and growing in hardiness zone 10+.
Requirements for Sansevieria velvet touchz growing and care:
Better 5C+, but possible light frost, well-drained soil
Sansevieria velvet touch real? The plant is real but the colors human made color on the top of the leaves
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 / Seed (but won’t be with the colors ) / Vegetative propagation – need to understand that it’s possible and not hard but it’s won’t be colored, can start with leaf with root, transplant it in new location and treat it the same as adult plant, and cutting of the leaf in the middle or without root, need to put it around 2 weeks and better to check when the cut heal after this put it in the soil and water and let it almost full dry and put water again, soil need to be sandy
Is it necessary to use vegetative reproduction? Yes, because the colors not natural
Difficulties or problems when growing: Colored leaves are fade and ruin over the time, leaves are toxic
Planting season: All year, in hardiness zone 10b not in winter and hardiness zone 10a not in the autumn and winter
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
Pruning season: 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: 20-50cm (8-20 inches)
Growth speed in optimal condition: Slow growing, the leaves have long life and this is why the color stay
Water requirement: Small amount of water / Average amount of water, drainage of the soil it’s important and when the drainage is not good reduce the amount of water and better let it dry between watering
Light conditions in optimal condition for growing: Full Sun / Half Shade / Full Shade (with light), when moving the plant from shade to full sun need to expose it to sun slowly, when plant it direct in full sun need to choose cooler days with some clouds that will let the plant sufficient time to establish and adjust to the new environment.
Is it possible to grow indoor as houseplant? Yes
How to care indoor: When plant it indoor need to clean it from pests before put it in house, because there isn’t predators for the pests, the shade in the house might cause problems and the plant might won’t bloom
Growing is also possible in a pot, planter, flowerpot, containers: Yes, when grow in pot possible to start by 5L (1.5 gallon) but it’s for few plants connected together, in order to get impressive and blooming plant need at least 15-20L (4-5 gallons) and shallow will be better, but in order to get flowers after few years need to check that the roots system not fill all the planter, if it’s full need to reduce that amount of plants and cut the roots or to increase the size of the container, except this need to take care and pull old plants after blooming, pruning the leaves and roots and reduce the amount of roots in the pots and let new roots to grow, every few years need to check the soil that it’s still viable and if not take care of the soil by washing the old soil and put new, soil better to have potting mix or something similar.
Bloom season: Summer
General information about the flower: White flowers grow on spike stem