It belongs to the Sansevieria plant family and is also known as the Mother-in-law’s tongue. A variegated cultivar of the well-known Bird’s nest plant (Sansevieria Trifasciata Hahnii). A dark glossy plant with yellow stripes can be identified by its dark glossy leaves. Similar to Hahnii plants, the leaves form a compact rosette. Easily grown and hardy, this plant does not have stems. Decorative plants like this are perfect for indoors. The plant can be used as a tabletop decor, shelf piece, or gift.
By removing toxins from indoor spaces, Sansevieria jade pagodas can act as an air purifier. It produces oxygen at night, just like other snake plants.
From the Asparagaceae family, this variety belongs to the genus Dracaena.
Additionally known as:
- Sansevieria Jade Dwarf Marginata
- Sansevieria Trifasciata Jade Dwarf Marginata
- Jade Marginata Snake Plant
- Sansevieria Hahnii Jade Marginata
Sansevieria Jade Pagoda’s leaves are thick, flat, and succulent. Despite its rich color and smooth texture, the foliage appears dark green. Each leaf has a broad lance shape and is arranged in rosette form. Stripes of yellow are irregularly sized and positioned at the leaf margins. The contrast between dark green and yellow color makes this plant stand out among other houseplants.
Jade dwarf marginata is a compact hybrid that only grows up to 8-10 inches (20-25 cm). The middle of mature leaves is almost 2-3 inches wide. The flower stalks can grow up to 1.5 feet tall.
It is extremely rare for this plant to bloom. The plant produces vertical flower stalks covered in clusters of buds. A greenish creamy-white color characterizes the flowers. They might be lightly fragrant, since they are small and tubular.
Humans and pets are equally at risk from this Sansevieria plant. The plant can make the tongue and throat swell when chewed. This can cause diarrhoea, vomiting, diarrhea, and drooling if ingested in large quantities. Please keep it away from your cats, dogs, and children.
Pests and diseases generally do not affect this plant. A mealybug or spider mite infestation is possible, however. When encountered early, these insects are easy to get rid of. Root rot and fungus are caused by overwatering, which further invites more diseases. Do not submerge the rosette in water.
This plant can be propagated by root division, leaf cuttings, or rhizomes. A quick and reliable method of dividing the root ball is root ball division. It may be more practical to use healthy leaf sections if you have a smaller plant. Take cuttings at least 3-4 inches long and plant them in soil, bottom side down. Roots will form after a couple of months.
Snake plants grow better in warmer climates. During the spring and summer seasons, this evergreen plant actively grows. Spring and winter are the best times to bloom.
Growing Sansevieria Jade Pagoda
The majority of Sansevieria plants prefer fast-draining soil. Increase the soil’s drainage capacity with ingredients like perlite, coir, pumice, and gravel. Snake plants should never be planted in dense, sticky soil. You can also use a regular potting mix for succulents and cacti instead of making your own soil mix.
Drought-tolerant plants don’t require frequent watering. During the growing season, spring to summer, you can water it every 1-2 weeks. As the temperature drops, reduce the frequency of watering. During winter, water no more than once a month. Water the plants only when the top 1-1.5 inches of soil are dry. Allow it to drain freely after you have watered deeply.
The species can tolerate conditions ranging from full sun to low light. The ideal situation is bright, indirect sunlight. You should keep your indoor plants in a well-lit room, either by using natural light or artificial lighting. A few hours of morning and evening sun is ideal. However, protect the plant from harsh afternoon sun.
In average room temperatures and humidity, Sansevieria Jade Pagoda plants thrive. Between 60 and 85 degrees Fahrenheit (15 and 29 degrees Celsius), they are at their best. The plant, however, is not winter hardy. When the soil is wet, temperatures below 50°F (10°C) should be avoided. The leaves can be permanently scarred by frost.