Do you want some advice on how to care for your Futura Robusta Snake Plant?
If that’s the case, you’ve come to the right place! From fertilization to repotting,…
…we’ll cover the different aspects of snake plant care in this blog.
So, make sure to bookmark this page and return frequently…
…while caring for your new plant buddy, as you’ll need all the assistance you can get!
What Is A Snake Plant?
There are a few types of plants you can keep alive,…
…but do not think that plastic plants are the only ones you can keep alive.
An extremely hardy plant, Sansevieria (commonly known as the snake plant)…
…is very tolerant of harsh conditions.
As long as it has low light levels, it can survive droughts and be ignored.
You will even be rewarded for your neglect by having clean air in your home.
Sansevierias are cherished in Chinese, African, Japanese, and Brazilian cultures.
Here’s the interesting part…
Their purpose was to be kept near the entrance of the home in order to let the eight virtues pass through.
The plant was used in Africa to manufacture fiber, was valued…
…for its medicinal qualities and served as a protective charm against bewitchment.
As a testament to its horticultural piety in 18th century Italy, Raimondo di Sangro…
…was named after a genus of tulips in honor of it.
Named after its wavy stripes on the leaves, it is commonly called the wavy leaf.
Snake plants are not only historically significant, but they are also a popular decor item.
Snake Plant Anatomy
Long blade-shaped leaves are characteristic of Sansevieria.
Its green is usually variegated, and when it’s healthy, it stands straight in the air.
You can imagine them to look like giant blades of grass from Honey I Shrunk the Kids!
Rhizomes are the roots of snake plants.
The roots can grow simultaneously in multiple places at the same time, which means multiple places can grow at the same time.
They are easy to divide, and when planted outside, they spread widely.
When considering that this plant can grow so tall, the roots are very shallow.
You can plant them in a shallower container if you wish…
…however, the extra soil in a regular-sized container can counterbalance the long leaves and keep them from falling over.
Soil For Your Snake Plant
Snake plants do not require fertilizers or plant food to grow, unlike other high-maintenance house plants.
However, feeding them a little more would probably make them grow faster.
Additionally, they don’t care what kind of soil you use.
You don’t have to plant them in an indoor potting mix or specialty soil.
If you dig up anything in the backyard, you should be fine, honestly!
Nevertheless, I recommend using half garden soil and half cactus soil.
Snake plants have strong roots that can easily penetrate rocky soil.
Adding rocks to your cactus soil creates a natural drainage system for your plant.
Sunlight For Your Snake Plant
Despite its adaptability to many lighting conditions, the snake plant needs high levels of indirect light.
Since the snake plant is grown indoors, direct sunlight won’t damage it.
A lot of indirect sunlight is ideal for our friends. However (and we cannot emphasize this enough)..
..you could keep a snake plant alive in a basement bathroom.
Watering Your Snake Plant
Snake plants are extremely low-maintenance house plants.
Its drought tolerance is almost equal to that of a cactus.
Only water the top two inches of soil when it is bone dry, and you don’t need to water it often!
About twice a week, I check mine.
Water the leaves with room temperature water to avoid scarring them.
Potting Your Snake Plant
If you have a snake plant, a smaller pot is better.
In a smaller pot, they grow faster because they like a crowded root system.
You will usually find Sans in a rather thin plastic pot.
Eventually, as the roots develop, the plastic pot can bulge and even break.
Take a pair of scissors and cut the pot away from the roots if you need to remove the plastic pot from your plant.
The roots of these guys are seriously strong!
What Is Futura Robusta it self?
Sansevieria trifasciata or Dracaena trifasciata ‘Futura Robusta’ is a common houseplant that is native to Asia and Africa.
It is distinguished by its upright, evergreen sword-shaped leaves that mimic artificial foliage.
Snake plants are popular as houseplants since they’re attractive, easy to care for, and require little water to survive.
These plants are regarded to be quite benign, but if consumed, they can be somewhat poisonous.
If consumed in sufficient quantities, its leaves contain a toxin that can induce swelling and numbness on the tongue.
This plant should be kept away from youngsters and animals who are prone to nibbling.
Slender, green leaves with grey or silver horizontal streaks are the most prevalent snake plant foliage.
This plant can reach a height of several feet and thrives in low-light conditions.
These plants come in a range of shapes and sizes. Some of the most common ones are:
- Snake plant in the shape of a bird’s nest. This plant, sometimes known as the Hahnii, is little, reaching barely 6 inches in height. The leaves grow in clusters that resemble a cup, much like a bird’s nest.
- Snake plant with a cylinder shape. The spherical leaves of the Sansevieria cylindrica can grow to be several feet long. This plant’s leaves form a crown that reaches outward.
- Sansevieria Laurentii is a well-known snake plant with a green center and yellow edges. One of the most popular reasons for including snake plants in one’s design is that they are low-maintenance and require minimal care to flourish.
They’re tough, sturdy plants that can thrive both indoors and out in generally dry conditions.
Here are a few things to bear in mind if you want to have a snake plant in your home:
Don’t overwater your plants. This plant’s flaw is too much water.
Overwatering a snake plant might lead it to rot, so make sure it’s in a well-drained pot.
When the earth is entirely dry, water it.
The best light is indirect sunlight. Snake plants thrive in partial sunlight.
It can, however, grow in darker corners and brighter window areas.
The plant will become bland and the leaves will become floppy if it is entirely shaded.
Snake plants have been shown to be as beneficial as they are attractive.
They may be grown both indoors and outdoors and require little to no upkeep.
Snake plants can also aid to filter indoor air…
…which is a beneficial feature that helps keep you safe and healthy.
For both aesthetic and health reasons, consider bringing a snake plant into your house.
Here’s the story of Jamey, about his experience having Futura Robusta for the very first time.
Let us hear Jamey’s story
I’ve never been a fan of Futura robusta.
The way it grows in the jungle, hiding among the leaves; like an animal waiting to pounce.
I know it’s just a plant, but there is something about its peculiar looks that creeps me out you know what they say: “don’t judge a book by its cover”.
This is why I’m always afraid to touch them, lest one of those long spiky vines swings out…
…and catches me off guard with its scurry.
It was different for my daughter though – she loved these plants!
They weren’t scary or anything for her, she laughed at how viciously their hands extended towards us…
..as we walked through the thicket.
And when we were done viewing them.
Well, it takes time to accept that this Futura robusta, well it’s not bad looking after all.
In a short time, I fall in love with this Futura robusta!
“The snake plant is one of the most versatile houseplants aroundMilana Naumenko, co-founder of New York City
Here’s the interesting part…
Is It Worth It?
Well, Futura robusta is one of the most famous houseplants that you will ever have.
Recognizable and easy to care for! Isn’t that great?
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.
And we got this variety of Snake plant, Futura Robusta.
Futura Robusta Snake Plant
Despite its easy care, this popular houseplant will form dense stands of leaves, arranged in a rosette, and spreading by rhizomes to cover an area;
This compact variety produces silver-green leaves, mottled and striped with dark green;
a beautiful addition to any indoor garden. A Futura Robusta Snake Plant’s long twisted leaves…
…remain grayish green in color with some dark green speckles and tinges of silver throughout the year.
The flowers are not ornamentally significant.
This is an evergreen herbaceous houseplant that has an upright spreading habit of growth.
This plant will benefit from occasional pruning to look its best.
The roots of Sansevieria “Futura Superba” rot in humid soil, and they require well-draining soil.
Because this is one of the few problems this plant can have…
…make sure it is planted in a soil mix that has plenty of coarse material, such as pine bark, coarse sand, and/or perlite.
If you mix organic compost with coarse material, you will end up with healthy plants that rarely need fertilizing, little watering, and little general care.
This potting mix works really well for cacti and succulents.
In drought conditions, Sansevierias can survive for about a month without water.
Water the soil thoroughly until excess water drains out of the drainage hole in the pot after the soil has dried completely between waterings.
Water should not sit on the roots.
You should water your Sansevieria “Futura Superba” once every few weeks during the summer..
..but only if the soil is dry. Overwatering is not as good as underwatering.
Because they can survive weeks without water, Sansevierias are very popular with people who travel a lot.
Sansevierias should be planted in very well-draining soil to avoid overwatering.
In this way, all excess water will drain from the pot and allow the roots to breathe properly.
Most indoor plants thrive in indirect light which is bright to moderately bright on Sansevieria “Futura Superba”.
Nevertheless, it can easily be grown without natural light, under a fluorescent lamp, with much less light.
In spite of its ability to thrive in plenty of light, Sansevieria leaves will be burned by direct sunlight..
..so avoid placing it in a south or west window.
The Sansevieria can be placed on the balcony or porch during the summer.
By keeping it in the dappled shade at first…
..it can adjust to the bright conditions and then slowly be moved to a brighter location.
Sansevieria “Futura Superba” can often be found in offices, hospital rooms, hotel lobbies, and other places with little natural light.
Sansevieria “Futura Superba” can grow in a wide range of temperatures…
..but it is primarily grown at a temperature comfortable for humans, between 18 to 24°C (65-75°F).
This Sansevieria can tolerate higher temperatures but will need more water because it’s a tropical plant.
Your Sansevieria will survive very low temperatures if you put it outside on your porch or balcony..
..but be sure to bring it indoors before the first frost.
The Sansevieria should not be placed near drafty windows or direct heating or cooling elements.
You have probably figured out by now that our beautiful Sansevieria “Futura Superba” can tolerate just about any living condition in our homes.
Humidity is included.
As long as your bathroom is humid, it won’t complain about how dry it is.
Plant one Sansevieria in every room of your house so that there is some natural light..
..at the very least a fluorescent lamp, and take advantage of this wonderful tolerant nature of the plant.
Moreover, it will contribute to air purification and provide a nice bit of greenery.
There is not much fertilizer needed to grow Sansevieria “Futura Superba.”.
If you don’t fertilize it, you won’t notice any difference, except maybe slower growth.
You can provide your Sansevieria with all the nutrients it needs if your soil mix contains organic compost.
Using coffee grounds on snake plants, for example, is an option. You may also want to know that coffee is good for snake plants.
In spring, before active growth begins, add an organic compost layer…
…to the top layer of the soil of Sansevierias since they like being pot-bound and are not re-potted often.
Fertilize your Sansevieria with diluted general-purpose or cactus liquid fertilizer…
…if your potting mix is peat-based or contains regular garden soil.
Feed your plant once a month during the spring and summer and do not feed at all in the fall and winter.
Sansevieria “Futura Superba” does not need to be repotted very often.
They grow slowly and like to stay in pots. It might even encourage them to bloom!
Your Sansevieria will show you when it has filled the pot with roots and needs to be repotted.
It has even happened that roots have broken pots!
Nature is a powerful force.
The plant needs to be replanted every three to five years into a one-size larger pot.
Sansevierias growing in low light will grow even slower than normal, and they won’t require repotting for five to ten years.
When you repotting your Sansevieria, you will need to remove it from its old pot and shake off all of the old soil.
They are known as ‘pups.’
Pot them individually in small, individual pots to propagate your Sansevieria.
You can fill the same coarse soil mixture in the new pot as you did before.
Make sure it is well watered and that the excess water drains completely.
There is no need to prune Sansevieria. The leaf may be damaged occasionally.
This means that you left it out in the sun until it burnt and crisped.
Leaves that have been damaged should just be cut at the base.
By doing so, new growth will be possible.
The leaves might also appear to be rotting from the base.
This usually occurs when your Sansevieria has been overwatered and has been allowed to sit in too wet soil.
At the same time as removing the damaged leaf, check the roots.
You will need to cut all the damaged roots and repot your Sansevieria in fresh free-draining soil if the roots are also rotting.
A Brief Growing Tips and Care
Basically, this plant care is the same as any other snake plant.
When grown in a temperate climate indoors, Futura Robusta Snake Plant…
…can be expected to grow to be about 24 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 12 inches.
It grows at a slow rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 10 years.
Plants growing in this species are tolerant of direct sunlight and other hard…
….glaring light sources, making them suitable for almost any well-lit room or location.
Under average conditions, this plant can handle dry soils or moist soils and should grow just fine either way.
Soil should not be allowed to dry completely, and this plant should be watered at least once a week, if not twice.
Keep in mind that the watering schedule for your houseplant may differ according to its location, the pot size…
…the plant size, and any other factors; if in doubt, consult a plant expert in our store.
Plants grow best on sandy soil, don’t be particular about the pH.
Contact the store for specific advice regarding pre-mixed potting soil for this plant.
There are many factors that will affect the ultimate height, spread, and overall performance of an indoor plant:
Many factors play into its success, including its pot size, how much light it receives, and how often it gets watered…
…what pruning regimen it follows, and when it is replanted.
Providing the information presented here is a guideline only:
Performance may and will vary for individuals.
Feel free to contact the store’s knowledgeable staff for more details regarding pot size…
….and watering recommendations, pruning, repotting, etc.
It will not be possible for the snake plant to die without the help of experts.
See having a Futura robusta snake plant is a good choice for you to have! It’s cool, it’s famous, it’s easy to have and care for!
What else do you need? In this pandemic time like this, is a good choice for you to have a new activity…
…and having a Futura robusta snake plant is a good choice for you to have!
Last thing for sure. Futura robusta snake plant needs to care for carefully,…
…remember plant needs “love” too.
It’s difficult to look after a Futura Robusta Snake Plant, however,…
…with the right guidance and advice, it’s simple to get the most out of your plant.
The right care can make snake plants grow straight and beautiful.
Alright, that’s all for today! Do you have any questions about all of this?
Or do you want to add some method to take care of Futura Robusta by yourself!
It’s not hard right to have Futura Robusta?
Let me know your recommendation from the comment below.
I hope you can now take care of your snake carefully and grow it big!
Thanks for reading this article! Bye!
Frequently Asked Questions
What kind of light should my Futura Robusta Snake Plant be placed in?
In indirect light, such as a basement or windowless room,…
…your Futura Robusta Snake Plant should be placed.
How often should I water my Futura Robusta Snake Plant?
Watering a Futura robust snake plant gradually until the soil gets dry between checkups is the finest method to watering it.
What are some tips for fertilizing my Futura Robusta Snake Plant?
When growing your Futura robusta snake plant in a pot, keep it watered and fertilized.
When it’s in the soil, fertilize it monthly. Make sure to read the instructions…
…on the back of the packaging and use high-quality plant food specifically for snake plants.
Can I keep a snake plant indoors if I live in a cold climate?
In mild climates, a Futura robusta snake plant may be kept indoors,…
…but it thrives better outdoors in full sun with plenty of room.
Is it necessary to repot my Futura Robusta Snake plant every year?
It is not necessary to repot a snake plant every year, although it may be beneficial.
How do I water my Futura Robusta Snake Plant?
While you check your Futura robusta snake plant every few days, gradually water it until the soil gets dry.