All Things Gardening forum: Just got a new Sansevieria Laurentii (snake plant) any recommendations?

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crammer04
Feb 20, 2017 9:11 AM CST
Just got my first snake plant shipped to me. I attached a picture. I made a 50/50 mix of cactus succulent soil and perlite and transplanted it into a new pot. Does it seem okay? I am a little bit of a noob. The tallest stalk is about 2 ft. It came in about a 9" pot as pictured with really bad dirt and i transplanted it into the 14" pot as pictured. While transplanting i noticed it was like 3-4 separate plants that was put into that black pot. It wasnt really set in the black pot, roots weren't strong in there so it looks like it was put in that pot just to ship it to me. I have 2 more of these on its way to me from amazon, just like the first. So if any recommendations on adjusting this set up would help since I need to do it 2 more times. Thanks in advance!

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Name: Philip Becker
Fresno California (Zone 8a)
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Philipwonel
Feb 20, 2017 10:27 AM CST
You got three plants for one !😁
They like to grow that way. They like to make babies. You did good with soil mix. Just give him good lite and dont overwater. Torcher him. Dont dround him.
I have mini one in my east facing kitchen window. My potting mix is equal parts regular potting soil and washed sand. I water her every 6wks. I stick her in a pot of water to let soil wick up water. No watering from top. Since i up potted her and started fertilizing, shes been making babies like crazy.
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Name: Meri Taylor
SD (Zone 4b)
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mnmat
Feb 20, 2017 2:13 PM CST
You know they grow wild in Florida? I found a pic of a whole field growing wild on the internet a few years ago.

Snake plant is considered a low light plant so it doesn't need a lot of light and they're hard to kill. Like Philip said don't drown it. I neglected mine for about a year by only watering it every 3 months or so and it still didn't die. It didn't look too happy but when I put it outside for the summer where it got rainfall it perked right up.

I'm sure you'll do fine!
Meri
Name: Tiffany purpleinopp
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purpleinopp
Feb 20, 2017 4:38 PM CST
Looks fine!

Philip, your cute plant is a Gasteria, not Sansevieria.
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Olowra
Feb 20, 2017 7:40 PM CST
Love these plants! I have one in my bedroom, I water when the soil looks dry, which tends to be once a month.
They make lots of babies so don't plant too many in a pot as they will grow many more leaves on their own.
I placed a pot of them on my front deck and they ended up dying so I don't think they like the full sun.
Otherwise a good hardy plant that looks great indoors and out! 👍
Name: Karen Adair
Washington (Zone 8a)
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KarenDA
Feb 21, 2017 12:13 AM CST
How often are you Fertilizing? I inherited one from a former resident at the apartment community where I work. It seems to be doing well in the office. I will be bringing it home soon.
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Name: Maryl
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Maryl
Feb 21, 2017 1:33 AM CST
Under low light conditions such as an office you don't need or want to fertilize it much. I fertilize mine once a year in spring when I put them outside for the summer. I use and recommend "Osmocote Plus", which has a wonderful assortment of minor nutrients (link to follow). Remember Sans do go semi dormant in winter, so lower the water then to maybe once a month depending on potting mix. Better to under water then over water. I am a fan of Sans, and Laurentii is one of the easiest to grow. Yours looks marvelous.......Maryl
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Name: Gary
Wyoming MN (Zone 4a)
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Feb 21, 2017 8:57 AM CST
Welcome to the forums Olowra! Great to see new and old friends.
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crammer04
Feb 21, 2017 3:58 PM CST
Thanks for your input everyone!
Name: Tiffany purpleinopp
Opp, AL 🌵🌷⚘🌹🌻 (Zone 8b)
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purpleinopp
Feb 21, 2017 5:02 PM CST
There are some discussions about these plants in the house plants forum, if you're in the mood for checking that out.
https://garden.org/forums/view...
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Name: Philip Becker
Fresno California (Zone 8a)
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Philipwonel
Feb 23, 2017 12:55 PM CST
I fertilize every time i bottom water my potted indoor and outdoor cati/succulents. Indoor every 6 weeks, outdoor i back off in winter.
I use Schultz 2-7-7 cactus , plus w/micronutrients. Liquid.
Hears a pic of some others and thrift store baskets im going to make little gardens with.
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