Ask a Question forum: Orange spot on Sansevieria Bantel's sensation

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Berlin, Germany
Mar 8, 2019 11:29 PM CST
Hi, I wonder if someone can help. I got these sansevieria bantel's sensation in the post. They came without pot, in a plastic bag. I potted them all in cactus soil (soll with sand). One month later they looked not so good, so I dug them out, and yes they had these orange spots. I let them dry a bit and put them in water, and some started getting soft. Now they are out of water again, dry and waiting for magic to happen. Whatare my options? These spots worry me.
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Name: Gina
Florida (Zone 9a)
Tropical plant collector 35 years
Region: Florida Tropicals Aroids
Mar 9, 2019 6:27 AM CST
This is actually THE most finicky sans I have ever grown. I have discovered over the last 10 years that they do NOT like to be overwatered. They will develop a fungal rot and fold. It does't look like you have too many roots. That's the first step to loss. I took all of mine OUT of soil completely and I grow them in orchid bark. They are much much better now. If it were my plant, I would dust it with Root One and cinnamon (yes the spice cinnamon) and repot it into straight orchid bark, the mix that has a little charcoal and coarse perlite (they have it in bags at the box stores, Better Gro Orchid mixes). I water only one a week.
Happy to consider trading plants, but ONLY with other people who also live in FLORIDA due to Federal Agriculture Laws

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