Sansevieria 'Braid' - PlantSansevieria cylindrica 'Braid'
This distinctive sanseveria is extremely decorative and very robust. It requires little care and attention and feels happy on a sunny window-sill. Wherever you put it, it is bound to attract attention with its 9 plaited leaves. Height supplied: 35-40 cm.Show more
Show moreYou will receive the plant in a pot from the nursery. Stand your Spear Sansevieria in a warm and sunny spot. The thick, fleshy leaves are very strong and this plant requires very little maintenance. Dry air (for instance above a radiator) is no problem to this plant.
Plaited leavesIf after a few months the plaited leaves begin to look tired, you can remove the tape which binds them together, separate the leaves and they will continue to grow.
Show moreWater your Spear Sansevieria moderately but regularly, only once every 3 weeks is enough - the soil can remain a little on the dry side. Never leave water standing in the saucer. In the spring and summer add a small amount of plant feed to the water from time to time. Really robust houseplant - will only suffer in temps below 10 degrees Celsius and overwatering will not be tolerated.
Sansevieria cylindrica in bloomKeeping the plant dry and cool over winter will encourage flower stems. The flowers have a delicious scent.
Show moreSucculents are very easy to keep as houseplants because they tolerate dry air very well. Their thick, fleshy leaves can hold a lot of moisture and act as a water reservoir during dry periods. Spear Sansevierias make great plants for difficult places, such as a window-sill above a radiator. Spear Sansevieria can be placed outside on the patio or decking during the summer. As they are not frost tolerant, they need to be kept indoors when there are signs of frost.Although of course very similar to a succulent, this plant actually belongs in the family of Asparagaceae and not the succulents (Crassulaceae).