The Dwarf Ehrenbergii
The dwarf ehrenbergii or samurai sansevieria or dwarf sansevieria is an uncommon sansevieria that is thought to have originated in Africa. It has a little stature, barely reaching a height of 4-6 inches. The short, green leaves have a distinct v-shape with a subtle red tint on the leaf margins and tips, and they appear in an alternating pattern on the stem. It provides a lovely round from viewed from the top. It prefers full sun, as do other sansevierias. Only water when the soil is completely dry. Since it’s a rare variety, we should propagate to get their hands on more of these plants and it will help to make healthier!
It’s not difficult to propagate the dwarf ehrenbergii. There are several mechanisms for propagation, the simplest of which is division. So, let us share a few methods of propagation:
- Why plant division is a simple process? Because the process is only excess soil that should be dusted off the roots after removing it from its pot or from the ground.
- Dwarf ehrenbergii occasionally forms offsets. These offsets are easily separated from the parent plant. Replant the offset, but give it time to grow and develop more complete roots.
- Leaf cuttings are another, simpler way to propagate your Sansevieria Samurai. When making cuttings, use a healthy, mature leaf. Cut the leaf into sections of at least 10 cm in length (4in). To prevent rotting, the cut end will need to scab over. This drying process may take a few days, but once completed, your cuttings can be planted.
You can plant your Sansevieria Ehrenbergii leaf cuttings in succulent potting soil. The cuttings should be pushed into the soil about 3cm (1in) deep. The soil should be kept barely moist until the roots form.
Main Problems Of The Dwarf Ehrenbergii
Growing problems the dwarf ehrenbergii is unusual. The only issues are caused by overwatering and extremely cold temperatures. The Sansevieria Samurai is not cold-hardy and will die quickly. Next problem, the most common issue with dwarf ehrenbergii is root rot. You know why it can happen? Root rot is caused by overwatering. Remember, this is a drought-tolerant plant that does not like being left in wet soil. Aside from that, the dwarf ehrenbergii has no serious disease or pest problems. Mealybugs and spider mites may attack your plant on rare occasions. To prevent, just keep your plant clean and free from dust! It is also recommended that this plant be kept away from pets and small children. To inform you, saponins have been found in members of the Sansevieria genus.
How To Make Dwarf Ehrenbergii Always Happy?
The dwarf ehrenbergii is a laid-back creature who rarely requires attention. The key to a happy plant is to keep watering to a minimum. This plant would rather wait a few days for water than be given it when it isn’t required. This plant is also unaffected by pests. The dwarf ehrenbergii should be cleaned or dusted on a regular basis. Mealybugs and spider mites will be kept at bay. Cleaning maintenance can be accomplished with a damp, soft cloth. If pests get into your plant, a cotton ball dipped in alcohol can be used to get rid of them. Sometimes, we should have a free time once a week to maintain our plants. At least for this case, we can help the dwarf ehrenbergii happier beside we only ‘watering’ or just put them on ‘lighting’ spots.
The dwarf sansevieria is an excellent living decoration for any room in your home! It’s difficult not to fall in love with this plant. This is an absolute must-have for all gardens and homes. Once you have the dwarf ehrenbergii, we dare you to do propagation for this lovable plant! Make it more quantity so the dwarf ehrenbergii will be easy to find.