Sansevieria Black Dragon is a dwarf species of snake plant. Perhaps this is a cultivar of Bird’s nest plant ( Sansevieria trifasciata hahnii). Bird’s nest plant is distinguished by its dark glossy leaves and compact rosette shape. Stemless plants are hardy and easy to grow. Plants like this make wonderful indoor ornaments. Plants like this can be used as tabletop decor or as gifts.
Using the Sansevieria black dragon to purify indoor air can remove toxins. The snake plant produces oxygen at night, like other snake plants. Asparagaceae is the family of this variety from the genus Dracaena. There is no information about the origin of this particular cultivar. A tropical African species, however, is the parent of the species.
The leaves of the sansevieria Black dragon are flat, thick, and succulent. Rich, nearly black green foliage covers the trees. It has a smooth texture and a glossy, leathery appearance. Each leaf has a broad lance shape and is arranged in a rosette. Leaf bands are thin, greenish, and almost unnoticeable.
Sansevieria Black Dragon care and maintenance. It requires powerful, filtered light that can withstand direct sunshine while also coping with low light levels. This plant thrives in a well-drained, sandy soil enhanced with peaty compost.
During the growing season, keep the soil evenly moist without letting it to become soggy. Allow the soil to become somewhat dry between waterings. During the winter, watering should be reduced.
65 degrees Fahrenheit (18 degrees Celsius) is the ideal room temperature. The product can tolerate a wide range of temperatures, but not below 55°F. Apply liquid or water-soluble fertilizer weekly during the active growth phase in the spring and summer. Fertilize sparingly during the winter.
Sansevieria Black Dragon can be propagated by dividing up overloaded leaves. When the leaves are six inches long, remove them from the rootstock with a sharp blade or knife. If the roots are still attached to the clusters, they can be planted directly in regular potting soil. Leaf cuttings, on the other hand, can be used to reproduce the plant.
Plants should only be repotted in the spring if they have become overcrowded and need to be divided. Pests and illnesses aren’t a major concern. Insects, spiders, and mealybugs should all be avoided.
Despite being a compact hybrid, black dragons grow to only 8-10 inches (20-25 cm). About two to three inches wide, mature leaves have broad middles. A flower stalk can grow up to 1.5 feet tall. It is extremely rare for this plant to flower. Vertical flower stalks with clusters of buds can be produced by this plant. Greenish cream-white flowers grow here. A light fragrance might be associated with the tubular, small flowers.
The poisoning caused by Sansevieria occurs in both pets and humans. If the plant is chewed, the throat and tongue can swell. Large amounts of the substance can cause gastrointestinal issues like vomiting, diarrhea, drooling, etc.your pets or children play with it.
Pests and diseases cannot generally infect these plants. The house can become infested with mealybugs and spider mites, but they are easily removed when found early. Watering too much encourages rot and fungus, which in turn promotes the spread of the disease. It is not recommended to pour water on the rosette.
Besides root division and leaf cuttings, this plant can be propagated by rhizomes and cuttings as well. Splitting root balls into two pieces is a simple and reliable method of dividing them. If you have a smaller plant, you may want to use healthy leaf sections. In soil, plant 3-4 inch long leaf cuttings with the bottom facing up. It takes a couple of months for the roots to begin to form.
Snake plants grow better in warmer climates. In the spring and summer, you can see the blossoms of this evergreen plant. Flowering occurs most frequently in winter and spring.
Sansevieria grow best in fast-draining soils. The soil can be made more drained by adding perlite, coir, and pumice. Make sure the soil is not dry or sticky before starting your snake plant. You may use a potting mix designed for succulents and cacti instead of making your own soil mix.
It does not require frequent watering because it is drought-tolerant. In the spring and summer you should water the plant every one to two weeks. As the temperature drops, reduce the frequency of watering. During the winter, water once every two months. Water the plants only after the top 1 to 1.5 inches of soil are dry. Allow the water to drain freely and then water deeply.
Light conditions of any intensity can be tolerated by this species. A bright, indirect light source is ideal. Make sure that your indoor plants have plenty of light, whether it is through sunlight or artificial lighting. A few hours of morning and evening sun are ideal. Make sure the sun doesn’t strike the plant in the afternoon.