Sansevieria: robust desert beauty
The Sansevieria, also called bow hemp, is considered almost “indestructible”. The survivalist requires little care and is extremely effective as a decorative eye-catcher. And she also has other talents.
For years now dismissed as stale, the Sansevieria is currently enjoying great popularity. The robust plant, which is known in German-speaking countries as the butcher’s plant, bayonet plant or mother-in-law’s tongue, can set beautiful accents in home and apartment.
Little water and shade no problem
The exotic beauty is available in different variants, such as with smooth, tongue-shaped or cylindrically shaped leaves. They all have in common the property that they are not to be lost. She can stand sunny or shady places alike. The sheet hemp is demanding only at the temperature: it may not be colder than 15 degrees for bow hemp.
You only have to water the Sansevieria every two to three weeks. This makes it one of the most robust houseplants ever. You can find more easy-care potted plants here.
Sansevieria is a licensed exotic
The Sansevieria, which is one of the asparagus plants, comes originally from Africa, South Asia and the Arabian peninsulas. Therefore, it survives drying times without problems. Originally it was made from the tough vegetable fibers tendons for hunting bow, so arose another name: the bow hemp. The genus of plants was already introduced in Europe in the 18th century.
Sansevieria improves the indoor climate
At the Sansevieria, it is particularly important that she receives a chic planter that matches the ambience of the living space. That’s how it really stands out. Another advantage of the plant: its large leaves increase the oxygen content in the air and improve the indoor climate due to its high moisture content. Other indoor plants that improve the indoor climate can be found here.
Bow hemp can be easily multiplied
Even when multiplying, the bow hemp is extremely easy to care for. It is usually sufficient to put a leaf in fresh soil and to put the pot in a bright location, but where there is no direct sunlight. After a few weeks, the plant has grown and forms new leaves. Who is repotting anyway, the Sansevieria can also multiply by division. Simply separate one of the single strands from the mother plant and place it in fresh soil.