In 1943, a Swiss botanical illustrator named Peter René Oscar Bally..
..characterized Walking Sansevieria for the first time.
Plant collectors adore this plant because of its peculiar growth behavior.
The name pinguis comes from the Latin word pinguis, which signifies fat.
There are no underground rhizomes on this plant.
Aerial stolons shoot out of the plant and land on the ground, forming new plants.
The name Sansevieria means “Walking Sansevieria.”
It also appears to be a little Agave plant.
Before we start..
Let us hear Rick’s story
I have been having a hard time with plants lately..
..but this one is growing.
Already I can feel the sense of awe…
….and wonderment as my fingertips brush over its wide leaves..
..the way they almost seem to be made of feathers.
My Sansevieria Pinguicula houseplant has really taken off in recent weeks..
..so I’m feeling more hopeful…
…about having a green-life in my home.
This one is for anyone who is thinking about getting a Sansevieria Pinguicula plant.
As someone with years of experience..
..I can’t tell you how many times this has happened to me.
You get them home and they just don’t seem as healthy as they did at the store.
It’s such an awful feeling…
….but it turns out that there are some things you can do..
..to make sure your plants stay happy in their new homes!
Check this out:
The Leaves Appearance
The leaves of the Walking Sansevieria are thick..
..waxy, sharp-spined, pointed, and grouped in a rosette.
They are all the same color, a greenish-blue.
Each leaf is concave and has a large groove.
Reddish-brown edges and tips.
The leaves of an underwatered plant can develop longitudinal grooves.
It’s a little plant that only grows to around 1 foot tall.
This plant can also expand up to one foot wide.
Each leaf is between 0.5 and 1.5 feet long and 1 to 1.5 inches thick.
Flower stalks are only around a foot tall at most.
Flowers are produced on a flower stalk that rises vertically from the rosette.
They are white, brownish, bottle-shaped, and come in clusters of 5-6.
The rosette will cease growing after flowering, but it will not die.
Even after blooming, stolons will continue to develop.
..there’s a good chance that this kind is somewhat poisonous.
Both humans and pets may experience gastrointestinal issues..
..as a result of the consumption.
Pests are quite unlikely to infest this plant.
Keep the leaves clean by avoiding allowing water to collect in the grooves.
To keep the snake plants away from pests you can spray neem oil.
Nowadays, you can find ready-to-go neem oil spray. We are familiar with this specific brand as they produce many useful products for plants.
Many issues will be avoided as a result of this.
Best Propagate For Walking Sansevieria
Plant division is the most efficient and effective way of propagation.
Leaf-cutting is also effective, but it takes time.
To do so, cut a stolon leaf and plant it to develop roots.
It can be removed and placed in a new pot after the roots are 1.5-2 inches long.
The walking sansevieria has a different shape than the regular snake plants. They have a round branch. Make sure you use a suitable pruner to cut them.
This Walking Sansevieria thrives in warmer conditions..
..such as the spring and summer.
In most cases, flowering takes place in the spring.
The plant is dormant during the winter.
Use The Perfect Soil
Soil Although it may be planted practically anywhere..
..it thrives in fast-draining, porous soil.
A mixture of organic and inorganic substances is recommended.
In a typical soil, combine coconut coir, gravel, perlite, or peat (max 50 percent ).
Succulents can also be grown in potting soil.
Make sure the soil is able to drain water easily.
This plant is drought-tolerant and doesn’t need to be watered frequently.
Before each watering, let the soil completely dry.
During the growing season, watering can be done once every 1-2 weeks.
Water once a month or less regularly throughout the winter.
Allowing the soil to remain damp for an extended period of time..
..is not a good idea, especially during the winter.
It can withstand situations ranging from full sun to deep shade.
For growth, bright indirect sunlight is optimal.
In tropical climates, outdoor plants prefer shade or semi-shadow.
It can withstand full sun in non-tropical climates.
You’re almost there…
Usually, Walking Sansevieria recommended growing temperature
…range is 77-95°F (25-35°C) during the day..
..and 50-68°F (10-20°C) at night.
It can withstand freezing conditions if kept dry..
..but frost is better avoided.
The plant will die if the soil is wet and the temperature is below 45°F (7°C).
To Sum Up
Walking Sansevieria is a small, blooming shrub found in Kenya’s driest areas.
This hardy plant may grow in a variety of conditions, from clay to bare rocks.
It is distinguished by its stilt-like roots.
They’re thick and succulent, and they store water and nutrients.
The plant is held slightly above the soil level by its roots.
The Walking Sansevieria as known as Sansevieria Pinguicula..
..is native to eastern Africa. It is specifically found in most arid regions of Kenya.
You should have this one to add your sansevierias collections in 2021!
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I hope you can now take care your snake carefully and grow it big!
Thanks for reading this article! Bye!