If you’re looking to spruce up your indoor or outdoor space with a compact green specimen, then check out the details on How To Grow Tornado Snake Plant!
Sansevieria Tornado is a compact specimen that you can keep on windowsills and coffee tables. It looks cute and is also one of the most potent air purifiers, so including it in your green collection makes a lot of sense. Let’s have a look at How To Grow Tornado Snake Plant!
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Tornado Snake Plant
A popular hybrid plant, characterized by its bright and swirly leaves, it is a compact specimen that looks the part with its vivid colors. It gets its name due to the ‘twist’ shape of its leaves, which makes them look like a tornado!
It is an easy-going houseplant that can be grown in low lighting conditions. It also acts as a natural air purifier, which is especially beneficial for those living in apartments.
Best Pot Size for Tornado Snake Plant
Being a small and compact specimen, you can grow it in a pot size of 6-8 inches. As the plant develops, you can re-pot it in one size bigger container than its rootball. Also, use a pot with a drainage hole.
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How To Grow Tornado Snake Plant
The plant is really easy to propagate from divisions, leaves, and shoots. When mature, it develops offshoots that you can separate and plant in a new pot. You can also grow it from seeds but that can be a time-consuming process so it is advisable to get a well-grown plant from a nursery.
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How to Care Snake plant
The plant does best in plenty of indirect sunlight. Avoid keeping it at a shaded location as it will mute the color of the foliage. If you can expose it to the morning sunlight for 2-4 hours, nothing like it!
Being a succulent, the plant hates to sit in waterlogged soil, so use a well-draining growing medium. A cactus or succulent potting mix would be just fine. You can also use garden soil with equal amounts of perlite, vermiculite, or sand to help water drain more quickly.
Water the plant only when the soil feels a bit dry to the touch. DO NOT water the plant on a daily basis as it will attract root rot. Also, avoid wetting the leaves.
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Taking Care of Sansevieria Tornado
Add a handful of cow manure to the growing medium at the time of planting. When the plant reaches a height of 5-6 inches, start feeding it with a balanced liquid fertilizer, once in 2 months.
Pests and Diseases
Be careful of mealybugs, and spider mites (tiny spider-like creatures that leave webbing behind). Use a neem oil solution or an insecticidal soap to get rid of them.
To keep most of the diseases away, avoid overwatering the plant and keep it where it gets plenty of air circulation