Get to Know Sansevieria Coppertone!
Are you looking for a beautiful houseplant with remarkable resilience? Then look no further than this highly resilient plant, Sansevieria Coppertone. This is one of the most sought after cultivars of Sanseveria. It has stiff leaves that resemble succulents. The edges are elongated and tipped with copper to bronze. Furthermore, the plants form a compact rosette and get up to 3 feet tall.
The foliage of these plants shines brightly in bright sunlight, making them unusually beautiful. They can withstand severe neglect surprisingly well. Moreover, they make an excellent addition to your Sansevieria collection. They can be used in homes, offices, and even gardens. Also, Sansevieria kirkii pulchra Coppertone will be a low-maintenance plant friend perfect for all you lazy people out there! Lets find out more about these plants.
Sansevieria Coppertone Classification and Parentage
Flowering plants belonging to this genus have been known for thousands of years. They are mostly found in Asia, Africa, and Madagascar. Members of this genus have been placed in another genus, namely Dracaena, according to the APG III system of classification.
Several leaf styles are found in this genus, ranging from thick-leaf succulents to thin-leaf tropicals. Foliage diversity includes the rosette and distichous arrangement.
There are two leaf categories in this genus according to the leaf structure:
The hard-leafed species, native to dry climates.
The soft-leafed species, belonging to the tropical and sub-tropical regions.
It is a cultivar of Sanseveria kirkii pulchra, a rare breed of Snake Plant. This plant is commonly known as the “Star Sanseveria”. Tanzania and countries of East Africa are abundant with this plant.
Star Sansevieria blooms with scented greenish-white flowers. Its roots creep around under the soil. The plant may attain a height of 1.5 feet.
Several species of snake plants are commonly called the ‘Snake Plant’. The name “Snake Plant” is associated with a collection of around 70 species. They are differentiated mainly by their leaf color pattern and their leaf blade structure.
Features of The Sansevieria Coppertone plant
- A typical plant measures approximately 3 feet in height.
- Upon growth, the plant forms a terrestrial rosette.
- Uniquely shaped, the floral inflorescence has numerous cylinder-shaped petals, standing upright on a stalk.
- During the spring, the flowers begin to bloom and last until around the middle of the summer season.
- In addition to the fact that growth is usually slow, it depends on a multitude of factors such as sunlight availability, fertilizer, soil type, and weather of the growing area.
Toxicity and Air-Purification
Sensevieria Coppertone is highly toxic like other Sensevierias. It can cause stomach issues such as diarrhoea, vomiting, and nausea. Therefore, keep pets and children away from these plants.
The Coppertone Snake plant is one of nature’s best air purifiers. After the sunset, the plant even converts carbon dioxide gas into oxygen. Thus, your beautiful Snake plant will provide additional benefits of air purification. It also releases oxygen and absorbs toxins such as formaldehyde and benzene.
Sansevieria Coppertone Care Guide
This particular plant can survive severe neglect, making it one of the most resilient. Basic requirements for this plant are as follows:
The leaves of Sansevieria do not require much water. Just water the soil when the soil becomes dry. During the summer, the average amount of watering is once a week. The soil does not need to be watered too often in winter; watering it just enough will prevent the soil from drying out completely. A sprinkle twice a week will suffice in the winter.
Standing water in the middle of the rosette will have a longer drying time. So never water in the centre of the rosette. More importantly, giving your Snake Plant extra sips of water can cause it to have root rot. Thus, always try to avoid it.
For Sansevierias, 80% sunlight is needed. Partially to fully shaded areas are ideal. After this, Sansevierias can even grow in lower light.
These plants prefer loose, well-drained soils or potting mixes. Common cactus mixes work well with Sansevierias. Ideal PH level is between 6.1 and 7.8. Try not to use wet and muddy soils.
Coppertone Sensevieria is flexible and can handle a variety of humidity levels. Thus, you don’t have to work much in this section.
This resilient baby can handle temperatures that range from 21 to 32°C (70-90°F). However, these are not frost or cold hardy. Thus, avoid drafts and freezing temperatures while caring for the plant’s foliage. Below 10°C (50°F) won’t result in healthy plant growth.
You should sprinkle slow-release fertilizer three times a year away from the base of the plant to stimulate growth and maintain foliage health. Make sure you use a good quality fertilizer. Cheap fertilizers tend to form crystals in the soil because salts tend to accumulate.
Rhizomes and root systems need space for root formation, therefore, it is better to use deep and large containers. Using small pots or containers will result in slowed growth or unhealthy foliage.
The ideal growing zones for Sansevieria Coppertone according to the USDA are 9a to 11, however, they can also thrive in a patio in zones 4a to 11. However, as soon as autumn comes, you need to bring them indoors to a warm area.
Coppertone Sansevieria Propagation
Common methods of propagation include:
Propagation From Leaf Cuttings
The Coppertone is surprisingly 100% accurate to stem cuttings.
Simply cut some mature leaves in half and place them in water. The water should cover the bottom quarter of the leaf-cuttings. Now simply place the pot in indirect sunlight. Water 2-3 times a week and keep the container hanging for 4 to 7 weeks. Eventually roots will develop.
As an alternative to water, sphagnum moss or soil can also be used.
Propagation from Offsets (Pups)
The snake plants’ copper tone pups appear fairly slowly. As soon as they appear, they can be used for propagation. Clean the pups gently with a sharp pair of shears.
Plant the plants in moist sphagnum moss. Protect them from direct sunlight for at least a month. Eventually, their roots will develop.
Sansevieria kirkii Coppertone Growth Timeline
Coppertone Snake Plants have a long growth cycle. Let’s review what they look like in their estimated growth patterns. Furthermore, it is better to monitor the plant as it grows. Correct the needs accordingly.
Day 1 – Day 30 the time in which you should change the water in the propagation tank every 3 to 4 days. It is possible, however, to keep watering once a week in the case of soil propagation or when the soil dries about 90%.
Day 30 – Day 60: Roots are forming now. In water propagation, root formation usually occurs by the end of the first month. In soil, however, root formation may take up to 8 weeks.
By the end of the second month, the cuttings have completed the process of water development and you can transfer them into the soil, sphagnum moss, or the cactus mix.
About three months after propagation, the shoot will be fully developed. The typical Coppertone care for Sansevieria kirkii does not need to be provided at this time. Simply follow the instructions provided in this article.
One of the most exciting cultivars of the Sansevieria is the Sansevieria kirkii pulchra Coppertone. This Snake plant is cultivated for its extensive foliage and extraordinary resistance. In bright light, the 3 feet-long, elongated, stiff leaves, with their wavy edges and shades of copper to dark-bronze shimmer like jewels.
Plants of this type thrive within homes, gardens, and offices, as well as being a great choice for indoor office plants due to their hardiness and low-maintenance. These plants purify the air in addition to providing additional benefits. Also be sure to keep your kids and pets away from Sansevieria Coppertone plant.