Snake plants have a huge price range on the market place..
You might be thinking what makes it so expensive?
What are the factors that can make a simple plant so expensive?
Hear it from Sandra
Before the pandemic I work at an office..
..as an accountant. My husband works at the same building..
..he works as an associate in a law firm..
We both are financially stable and have two toddlers now.
The pandemic has been though on us..
Since we thought work is going to give us a promising future..
..we have loans for buying cars and our house that we are staying right now.
The pandemic has been here for almost two years..
Last year they have been giving us half-paid-salary..
Suddenly now that they doesn’t have so many cases and costumers,
..it is sad to say that we become jobless..
We are confused by how we could pay the bills..
So we decide to move to a smaller house..
..our children are not so happy about it.
After a while there we start to do more gardening..
we don’t really socialize with our neighbor..
..so we communicate through the kitchen windows.
..hope that they feel okay with us coming to the neighborhood..
My neighbor doesn’t seem to go out much or even have a job..
On the afternoon I see them spending a lot of time on the garden..
There’s this specific night when me and my husband has an argument..
..about how are we going to pay for our children’s school..
..we can not ask them to move from the previous one,
it’s going to be such a burden for our kids for their social life..
I guess the argument was loud enough, until..
..our neighbor send us a pot of a plant with a paper by the stick..
…written on the plant “Get Well Soon”..
We are amazed by the kind gesture that they’ve made..
Not knowing what’s the plant they are giving,
..we start to look it search it on the internet..
We are stunned by the fact this is not the regular snake plant..
The snake plant can be sell up to $1000!
Are you surprised by the fact that a snake plant could cost that much?
Do you know how to take care if the plant?
Or how do you keep the snake plant healthy?
Let’s get started!
Sansevieria Beauty Care
First of all Sansevieria is a succulent plant..
..it keeps the moisture on the leaves..
it originally comes from Africa, where you can find it sunny and dry..
These are a few things to consider with when you are going to plant a snake plant.
Inside or Outside?
A lot of people consider the snake plant as an indoor plant.
To have an expensive one, you might want to keep it indoors..
Snake plants can grow in a dark environment or..
…you may say, indirect sunlight. Too little sun might cause the plant to grow..
…slower than if it’s located in a sufficient light spot.
Other than it’s good for your health, you can keep an eye on it while..
..you are having your activities. Especially during the pandemic..
..we tend to work from home, and it’s not suggested to get out of the house..
It’s a win-win solution! Extra care for your plants and it filtered the air of your working area..
So, first of all you have to choose a pot
If you choose to put it inside the house you have to consider which..
..pot are able to support the plant, does it have a good drainage?
It is important to choose the right pot, or else your expensive snake plant..
..will have a mushy leaves and a root rot.
The recommended type of soil is the one that is not moldy..
Make sure the soil that you’re going to use is sandy and has enough nutrition..
If you choose to put it outside with other plants,
you have to be careful about how to water the plant
Snake plants doesn’t need so much water..
You can water when the soil is dry outside..
If the color of the soil is still looking moist and dark,
..you might want to give it a rest for a day..
During spring it may bloom a flower, as it rarely happens you can also encourage it…
Furthermore during winter, it doesn’t need a lot of watering..
You might only check the humidity of the soil once a week..
So what makes the Sansevieria expensive if how to take care is so simple?
Are you interested in collecting one of the expensive Sansevieria?
Or you want to increase the price of your Sansevieria?
You won’t believe it..
What Makes Snake Plants So Expensive?
Expensive snake plants exist, here’s why :
Type of Sansevieria
There are more than 50 types of Sansevieria in the world..
Some that you’ve encountered in a lot of places might not be the most expensive…
Most of the expensive snake plants are the rare types :
Sansevieria Suffruticosa Variegated Suffruticosa.
It’s the best selling in the Sansevieria market.
The Sansevieria contest is sometimes championed by it.
Suffuticosa and Sansevieria cylindrica are related.
The leaves of Suffruticosa grow on its tuber while the leaves of Sansevieria grow on its armpit.
Sansevieria Crested Hahnii
This type is quite unique, a family of Sansevieria Cylindrica.
Let’s see what the collector says about the plant :
Probably, this is the most expensive hahnii in the market.
The Crested hahnii with only 7 leaves and 5 cm long can be sold at US $250.by Ratna Surfitasari a Snake Plant Collector
Beating the said to be the most expensive sansevieria crested hahnii,
One beautiful Sansevieria regale cost as much as 32 thousand dollars!
There are so many more unique and rare Sansevieria,
But let’s move on to..
The health aspects is no other than:
- The Snake Plant is Healthy
What is categorized as healthy snake plants?
It’s not infected by any plant disease,
If there’s a thrips on the plant, it is also considered as sick.
Make sure your plant is away from any insects and disease
- No Scars Spotted
Scars can affect the beauty of the leaves..
It can be gained from insects bites or it can be from the ..
…previous infection from any sickness..
To prevent it from scars, make sure you have cut off the infected leaves.
Too much sun will cause the leaves looking unhealthy yellow..
..worse, it could look like it’s burnt
Wrinkles is one of the sign that the snake plant is not healthy..
It may be caused by an insect that absorbs the fluid inside the leaves..
You might wanna beware of it..
Cracks might also happen in snake plants’ leaves..
It could be triggered by too much direct sunlight, dryness, etc.
Other than health we also have a beauty aspect
- First Impression
Most of the expensive Sansevieria also a winner on Sansevieria Contest.
This is one of the plus points to win the competition.
First Impression is all about looks. Does it looks naturally healthy?
Color is one of the most important factors that makes the plant expensive.
Color in Sansevieria could be faked by giving a powder
The form of the leaves is an interesting part that plays a role…
..in making the price goes expensive..
The composition of the soil is another factor.
What kind of fertilizer, stones, or even a companion plant…
…that has been put on with the snake plant.
Some fertilizer might be harmful for the roots,
so make sure you have the right fertilizer and nutrition for your plant!
Here we are!
To Sum Up
You might find some of the Sansevieria clans expensive..
There are some factors that cause it to become expensive..
These qualities might also consider taking the plant,
into a Sansevieria competition!
Who knows your plant can be a champion?
Now that you know the snake plants could be expensive,
You won’t think it as a scam anymore, don’t you?
More than that, now you would know what kind of snake plant,
..that is worth to buy, or you want to game up your snake plants collection?
That’s all your choice!
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