A Sansevieria Black Limon cultivar is commonly known as a variegated snake plant. Sansevieria Trifasciata Laurentii is called Sansevieria Trifasciata Laurentii. Therefore, Black Limons are closely related to a commonly found snake plant (Sansevieria trifasciata). Decorative leaves with yellow margins are produced by this cultivar with dark green (almost black) leaves. The texture of the leaves is smooth and waxy.
A Costa Rican inventor named Marvin Gonzalez Villegas discovered Black Limon in 2012. Mutations of the Sansevieria Laurentii plant were found among the plantation. In 2015, the cultivar was granted a patent.
Sansevieria Black Limon belongs to the family Ruscaceae.
Also known as:
- Sansevieria Black Limón
- Black Limon Snake Plant
Sansevieria Black Limon Features
It originated as a naturally occurring mutation of the Sansevieria Trifasciata Laurentii. It was grown under controlled conditions in a greenhouse.
Like its parent plant Laurentii, black limon has long, sword-shaped leaves with yellow margins. There are, however, some differences. The leaves are dark green with non-uniform horizontal variegation in medium green. In the middle of each leaf, it is 3-5 cm wide, a bit narrower than the leaves of the Laurentii. The leaves per plant number between three and five.
When planted in the ground, the plant can grow up to 2-3 feet (60-90 cm). Two feet is the maximum height that a potting plant can reach. Plant stalks are usually about 30 cm (30 inches) tall. About 6 inches (15 centimeters) is the width of the plant, and it grows vertically.
A vertical spike of flowers containing small buds is occasionally produced by this plant. Greenish yellow are the colors of the flowers. There is no scent to these small, ovoid shaped insects.
Humans and animals can be affected by mild toxicity of this cultivar of Sansevieria. A large amount of this substance can lead to nausea, diarrhea, and vomiting.
Generally speaking, black limon is not susceptible to diseases and pests. It has a high tolerance for the fungal disease Antrachnose. It may be susceptible to overwatering problems if the soil is not fast-draining.
Vegetative propagation can be used to create new plants. You may divide the root-ball or plant the rhizomes if you want to plant it from seed. The growth of a new plant from rooted cuttings takes about two to three months.
Season Of Growth
Since it is a Sansevieria, it grows best in warmer climates. During the spring to summer is when this evergreen plant’s active growing season is. Flowers usually bloom in late winter or early spring.
Growing Sansevieria Black Limon
Gritty soil is perfect for Sansevierias, which benefit from well-draining ground. If you have regular potting mix for succulents and cacti, you can use that. Add pumice, coco coir, or perlite to regular soil to make your own potting mix. It is recommended that the proportion of pure soil not exceed 50%.
Drought-tolerant black limon cultivars are not uncommon. Unlike most plants, this one does not need to be watered often. During the growing season, it is okay to water once every two weeks. If you are watering in winter, reduce it to once a month. Water only after the top soil has dried to a depth of 1-1.5 inches. You shouldn’t let the roots remain wet for too long, especially during winter.
Regardless of the light level, this plant can tolerate anything. The growth of plants is enhanced by bright, natural light. Due to its high adaptability, it can be used in both outdoor and indoor environments. Plants, however, prefer bright, filtered sunlight.
In an average-temperature and humidity environment, snake plants do well. Temperatures between 65°F and 90°F (18°C and 32°C) have been found to be suitable for this cultivar. Keeping it dry will enable it to withstand cold temperatures. However, frosting can hurt leaves, and extremely low temperatures should be avoided.