How to grow Sansevieria trifasciata from cuttings

Sansevieria trifasciata
  • Common name(s): Snake Plant, Mother-in-Law’s Tongue
  • Family: Asparagaceae, Nolinoideae subfamily
  • Stem cuttings: no
  • Leaf cuttings: yes
  • Root cuttings/runners: yes
  • Time: the year round
  • Lighting: bright to sunny
  • Soil: mixes for cacti and succulents, bird sand
  • Temperature: 20 to 30 °C
  • New growth after: first roots are shown after 8 to 10 weeks new leaves appear after another 4 to 8 weeks
  • More infos: it is better to grow cultivars with yellow or white colored leaves from runners. They can be grown from leaf cuttings, but the resulting plants will always revert to its green leaved wild type, the yellow or white edges are completely lost.

Sansevieria trifasciata
Trim the leaves near soil level with a clean and sharp knife.

Sansevieria trifasciata
Cut the leaves into 3- to 6-inch-long (8-15 cm) sections. Remember or mark which end of each section points toward the roots.

Sansevieria trifasciata
Allow the ends of the plant-parts to dry for a day or two.

Sansevieria trifasciata
Be sure to put the bottom end of the leaf (the original bottom) into the soil.

Sansevieria trifasciata
Rooting starts in about 8 to 10 weeks.

Sansevieria trifasciata
First leaves appear after about 12 to 16 weeks.

Sansevieria trifasciata

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