Sansevieria 'Silver Blue' - PlantSansevieria kirkii 'Silver Blue'
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You won't easily find such snake plants. Colourful and rough as they are, the leaves of the Sansevieria Silver Bleu distinguish themselves from similar plants. The silver-blue colour is also different than usual. Fortunately, the ease of maintenance is the same. The Sansevieria is known for needing only a little bit of attention. It’s okay to forget watering it once in a while! A little light is not an unnecessary luxury, but this plant can handle even dry air very well.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.
Show moreWater your Mother-in-Law's Tongue sparingly, but regularly - say once a fortnight. Do not allow drained off water to stay in the saucer. Soil can easily stay on the dry side. In spring and summer feed a few times with soluble plant food added to the watering can.
This is an exceptionally strong houseplant for the living room.
Sansevieria kirkii in flower
Keeping the plant dry and slightly cooler over winter will encourage flower stems. The flowers have a delicious scent.
Show moreThis succulent like plant is a very easily grown and cared for houseplant as they can tolerate dry air. The thick, fleshy leaves can store water that it used as a backup supply during dry periods.
Mother-in-Law's Tongue (Sansevieria kirkii) is a great plant to have for those difficult spots like on a sunny windowsill or above the radiator. Sansevieria will do well outdoors on the patio or decking in the summer but as soon as temperatures drop to below 10 degrees C, you must bring it indoors.
The name Sansevieria is thought to have been influenced by an Italian scholar, Raimondo di Sangro, Prince of Sansevero (San Severo), born in Naples.
Although resembling a succulent, this plant is actually classified under Asparagacea (lilies) and not Crassulacea (the succulents).