There are numerous cultivars of Sansevieria boncel , one of which is easy to maintain and offers a unique appearance.
Your home or office décor will be enhanced with the thick tube-like appendages of this tough plant.
It is a perennial plant that is a member of the former Sansevieria genus now known as Dracaena.
The common name for it is:
- Mother-in-Law’s Tongue
- Snake Plant
- Starfish Sansevieria Plants
- Cylindrical Snake Plants
- Dwarf African Spear Plant
- Starfish Snake Plants
One of Boncel’s most famous members is the garden asparagus, which belongs to the Asparagaceae family.
It was believed that the virtues of the eight gods had been passed down to the ancient Chinese by these succulent plants.
- … and art upon those who grew them.
These drought-tolerant plants often adorn the entrances of homes, doctors offices, herbalists’ and acupuncturist’s offices, restaurants, monasteries, shrines, banks, and even rice paddies, so the positive qualities of the plant can uplift and inspire visitors.
The NASA study used this group of plants to study whether plants can help people avoid “sick building syndrome” and how air purification affects health.
Researchers found that sansevieria is capable of removing pollutants like benzene and formaldehyde.
Sansevieria Boncel Care
Growth & Size
Short, fat cylindrical leaves of the succulent sansevieria boncel spread out as if in a fan. This plant has earned the name Fan snake plant. It produces more than enough offsets overtime to fill the pot.
These plants can thrive in a container or as a group and thrive on a tabletop or on the floor. Sansevieria boncel should be grown in dark corners of your home, office, or bright areas.
Eight inches (20 cm) is the minimum height of the plant, and the plant can grow up to 20 inches tall. It usually has tubular leaves with a length between 8′′ and 12′′ inches.
Fragrance and Flowering
A spiky raceme appears on Sansevieria boncel in spring, but very rarely. Flowers with pink buds are fragrant at night and greenish-white at daytime.
Learn more about the Snake Plant Bloom
Conditions of light & temperatures
Despite its preference for indirect sunlight, Sansevieria bonsai can tolerate direct sunlight. Furthermore, it has a remarkable ability to grow under dimly-lit conditions.
A warm environment is preferable for Boncel. The ideal temperature is between 70° – 90° degrees Fahrenheit (21-32 degrees C). It does not do well when the thermometer drops below 50° degrees Fahrenheit (10 degrees Celsius). Protect the plant from cold drafts by locating it in an area protected from them.
Feeding and watering
It is not recommended to overwater. Allow the soil to dry between waterings. In winter, water once a month or only if the soil is dry. Less water is better: too much will kill the plant.
You can nourish sansevieria boncel with a cactus fertilizer during the growing season. Feed with a balanced liquid fertilizer, 10-10-10 for house plants, diluted to half strength in winter. Do not feed at all in summer.
Soil and Transplanting
This plant grows best with a sandy soil, but will survive in a loose potting soil. Consider a cactus soil mix with little peat (peat packs down and doesn’t drain or rehydrate). A good choice is a succulent soil mix and a ceramic container with drainage holes.
The pH of preferred soils varies from acidic to alkaline.
Choose a strong growing container like a terracotta pot because the roots of sansevieria boncel can break weaker terracotta pots.
The plant grows slowly and rarely needs repotting. Under good lighting, it can be large. In the spring, if you need to repot or divide your boncel, then plant it in fresh potting soil.
Maintenance and Grooming
Plants can be kept at a particular size and height by strimming sparingly.
Plants normally grow more quickly when pruned, but this plant cannot. Don’t trim it.
As they grow so slowly, trimming them can cause them to become injured, and this causes them to grow slower while healing.
Propagation of Sansevieria Boncel
You can divide Sansevieria boncel by dividing plants or using cuttings. Dividing is preferred but you can also propagate the plant by cuttings.
Plants of the genus Sansevieria boncel grow from rhizomes connected together, which multiply as they mature. Young plants or offsets are easy to transplant, resulting in the rapid growth of a new plant.
Sansevieria Boncle Diseases or Pests
Be careful of common houseplant pests, particularly spider mites, mealybugs and vine weevils. When watering the plant, check the leaves.
A drop of rubbing alcohol on mealybugs will rid the plant of them. Spider mites can also be eliminated by cleaning the leaves with a soft cloth with warm water or by spraying organic Neem oil.
Remember, having pests suggests your plant is unhealthy and should be restored to health. This should eliminate pests and bugs for good.
The Sansevieria boncel tree is particularly fascinating and has a good luck-bringing heritage.
Because of these qualities, and their easy care, these ornamental house plants are a great choice for your home, office, foyer, or any other space that needs an unusual ornamental houseplant.
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