Sansevieria or (san-se-vi-ah) in the Lily family, also known as one of the world’s most popular plants.
On the basis of molecular phylogenetic studies, Sansevieria has been included…
…in the genus Dracaena which is native to tropical Africa in particular, Madagascar, and southern Asia.
The 70 or so species formerly placed in the genus have been known by many common names…
…including mother-in-law’s tongue, devil’s tongue, jinn’s tongue, bow string hemp, snake plant, and snake tongue.
According to the APG III classification system, Dracaena is a member of the family Asparagaceae…
…subfamily Nolinoideae (formerly the family Ruscaceae).
It has also been placed in the family Dracaenaceae.
With its durability, the Sansevieria makes an excellent choice for apartment…
…dwellers who typically have difficulty with houseplants due to limited lighting.
They should take a good look at snake plants.
As the most tolerant of all decorative plants, Sansevieria can survive the harshest growing conditions, abuse and neglect.
Simply put, sansevieria is a tough houseplant to kill.
Snake plants are versatile, classic houseplants with sword-like foliage.
The great thing about this plant is that it’s a great plant for forgetful gardeners…
…and it’s an excellent air purifier plant for indoor environments.
Despite being a resilient succulent that can grow from 6 inches to several feet, snake plants have a number of health benefits.
Household plants are often strategically placed for decoration and to maintain good feng shui.
But did you know that some of these same plants also have some health benefits?
You might be surprised to learn that snake plants bring both health benefits and beauty to your home.
Keep reading to discover the snake plant’s benefits, how to care for one, and how to keep it alive
Here are the story of Marvin, of having and experience of his snake plant got infected by bugs!
Let us hear Marvin’s story
Marvin and his family had a new little snake plant that they were so excited about.
They loved how it looked like a real snake with its long leaves.
However, at night, Marvin’s parents could see tiny bugs crawling all over the leaves of their plant.
This was something they did not want to happen because they needed to keep their house clean for when guests come over!
So one day, after all the way searching time and keep digging more information about it
Marvin found out there is an easy way to get rid of those bad bugs.
Now this plant is healthier than ever!
Although snale plants are easy to grow, they are certain problems attached to them. Most of the time, they don’t attract insects, but exposure to cold and overwatering can cause issues. They can become infected with spider mites and mealybugs. These pests love to suck the sap from the plant, causing small wounds that weaken it, resulting in the leaves’ shedding.”Kalyan Krishna Nandi, Teacher, Bio Science, Krishnapur Adarsha Vidyamandir,Kolkata
She Is Famous
She is famous
The snake plant is native to Africa’s tropical western region, from Nigeria to Congo..
…where she goes by the scientific name Sansevieria trifasciata; however, she goes by a variety of other names.
She is most recognized as “snake plant,” or “mother-in-law’s tongue” because of the shape and the sharpness of her leaves.
In Brazil, they call her “Espada de São Jorge,” because she is associated with the sword of Saint George, and in Japan, they call her “Tiger’s tail.”
Like all famous people, the snake plant suffered criticism.
She was associated with bad luck. This is just a rumor.
In fact, the plant was cherished in ancient times and was believed to bring good luck in several countries.
In China, people who possessed this plant were subject to receiving eight virtue gifts…
from the Eight Gods, which includes Prosperity, Beauty, Long Life, Intelligence, Health, Art, Strength, and Poetry.
This plant will attract positive energy and good luck to your home…
…giving you a feeling of well-being and a feeling of security.
How do bugs get into your home?
- Door Open,It is not hard for pests to find the right environment for breeding. Open doors and windows are the ideal entryways for pests.
- Bringing home new plants – New plants purchased at the gardening center present a risk for your other houseplants. Bugs may already have laid eggs on the leaves or in the soil of new plants without you being able to tell.
- Potting soil – Bugs and their eggs can be found in potting soil. For this reason, always buy top quality soil to reduce the risk of pests.
- Fresh produce or fresh cut flowers –Bugs can also be present in the fresh produce or flowers you buy.
- Outdoor plants – If you’re bringing a plant in from the outdoors when the weather starts to get colder, bugs may also come inside!
Why do my houseplants seem to have bugs?
Indoor plants can be just as prone to bugs and pests as outdoor plants.
In fact, indoor plants can have more bugs than those outside your home..
…since you don’t have the assistance of insects or ladybugs to control bug infestations.
Plants that go into a dormant phase during the cooler months are more vulnerable to pests.
This is the time when plants cease to grow. Houseplants are naturally weaker during this time.
The other reason why indoor plants are more susceptible to pests in the winter months…
…is that the temperature and room conditions are just right.
During mid-winter your home has less humidity and you may have been heating your home.
Add warm room temperatures to little air circulation and you’ve got just the perfect environment for bugs to thrive.
What Attracts Bugs to Snake Plants?
Although snake plants are easy to grow, they do not tend to attract insects…
…but exposure to cold and excessive watering can cause problems.
They can also become infested with spider mites and mealybugs.
Those pests tend to suck the sap from the plants, causing small wounds that weaken the leaves, resulting in their shedding.
Largely infested plants should be discarded because they are unsalvageable.
Getting rid of them involves a lot of time and effort, and there is a risk of spreading disease to nearby plants.
You can wash off mealy bugs with alcohol if there is a small infestation.
It is an effective method to control the problem.
Spider mites, on the other hand, can be eliminated by washing the plants and increasing the humidity levels around them.
Biological and insecticidal control can also be used to get rid of the pests.
It is advised that you take action as soon as possible because the pests multiply at high speed.
Also, they can move from one plant to another in a matter of seconds.
If you don’t take steps to control them, it can lead to the infecting and killing of all your indoor house plants.
There is the rare problem of spider mites and mealybugs…
…but snake plants have the excellent property of repelling insects.
Most plants attract insects because of their toxic chemical saponin, which is toxic to mosquitoes.
Regardless of whether you reside in an area where there are many mosquitoes…
…a snake plant will protect you from their stings and the diseases they carry.
Pound one next to your bed to reap its many benefits.
Natural is always better.
Anytime you find evidence of bugs on your houseplants you’ll need to quickly take action…
…so they don’t kill the plants or infest other plants in your home.
When it comes to getting rid of bugs, natural methods are always best.
There are some great home remedies for treating and controlling bugs.
What makes natural better? Applying harmful chemicals to your plants can pose a health risk for your family.
This is why you should never use harsh chemicals indoors.
Another reason that natural is better is that many houseplants become resistant to chemical…
..pesticides and build up an immunity.
So not only are you using chemicals that are harmful to you and your family…
…these chemicals may be doing nothing at all when it comes to pest control.
Let me share some of my tips for natural pesticides to rid your plants of bugs.
Using Homemade Bug Spray
Use these homemade bug sprays on a variety of houseplants.
They’re much safer than using chemical bug sprays in your home.
Before using one of these sprays on any houseplant, do a test on the leaves and wait for two to three days.
If the plant is happy after that period, then go ahead and spray the whole plant.
The use of natural bug sprays should be followed by the precautionary principle…
…of keeping plants from direct sunlight and heat.
The sun and heat, as well as the spray, can cause leaves to burn.
Baby Shampoo Bug Spray
Make a spray with baby shampoo to get rid of some bugs, such as aphids and whiteflies.
Add one tablespoon of baby shampoo to a four-ounce spray bottle and fill it with water.
Spray afflicted plants twice a day.
In other words, I cover the bugs for a few hours with the spray…
…and rinse the plant with clear water, hoping to get rid of them.
This spray does not work well on plants that have bristly leaves or leaves with a wax coating.
See having Snake plant is good choice for you to have!
It’s cool, its famous, it’s easy to have and care!
What else dp you need? In this pandemic time like this, is a good choice for you to have an new activity…
…and having snake plant is a good choice for you to have!
Last thing for sure. This plant need to be care carefully, remember plant need the “love” too.
Alright that’s all for today! Do you have any questions about all of this?
Or do you want to add some method to get rid of bugs in snake plant?
Let me know your recommendation from the comment below.
I hope you can now take care your jade carefully and grow it big!.
Thanks for reading this article! Bye!