How do you take care of Sansevieria Aubrytiana?
Grow Sansevieria Aubrytiana in well-draining potting soil. Water only when necessary and water deeply to avoid root rot. Do not feed your Sansevieria Aubrytiana for it to grow slowly.
You may want to repot once a year or when it doubles in size or once a year, whichever comes first. Sansevieria Aubrytiana is easy to take care of if you follow factors;
Sansevieria Aubrytiana can survive being 6 feet or less from a window and light source. To guarantee it receives enough light to survive, place it fewer than 6 feet from a south-facing window. The species can tolerate conditions ranging from full sun to low light.
An ideal situation would be indirect and bright sunlight. It is best to keep indoor plants in a well-lit room, either by using sunlight or artificial lighting. To protect outdoor plants from the harsh afternoon sun, place them in a shady area.
Soil that drains quickly is ideal for Sansevieria plants. Enhance the drainage capacity of the soil with ingredients like perlite, coir, pumice, or gravel.
Snake plants should never be grown in dense, sticky soil. If you don’t have time to mix your own soil mix, you can use a regular potting mix for succulents and cacti.
When Sansevieria Aubrytiana is potted in a 5″ pot and does not receive direct sunshine, it requires 0.5 cups of water every 12 hours. Use our water calculator to tailor watering recommendations to your specific environment, or download Greg for more in-depth advice on all of your plants.
Watering this drought-resistant plant is not necessary frequently. During the growing season, spring to summer, you can water it every 1-2 weeks.
If you live in a tropical or semi-tropical climate, the ideal temperature ranges from 75 to 100 degrees Fahrenheit. In cool or cold climates, Sansevieria Aubrytiana prefers indoor temperatures of at least 60 degrees Fahrenheit.
If the plant is exposed to temperatures below 50 degrees Fahrenheit, it may become dormant. However, it is better to move such plants to another area with partial sunlight than expose them to frost. Sansevieria do not require pruning and are generally slow growing and long-lived.
Sansevieria Aubrytiana prefers humid conditions. Increase the humidity around the plant by spraying them with a fine water mist or placing them on a tray of wet pebbles.
Propagating Sansevieria Aubrytiana is not difficult. Simply remove a leaf, root it in soil and place it in a pot with drainage holes. The Sansevieria plant can easily be propagated by leaf cutting and dividing the rhizomes in spring or summer.
During the first few years of growth, Sansevieria Aubrytiana can be easily propagated by rhizome division. After attaining a mature height, repot every two to three years depending on its size. To repot your Sansevieria, cut off dead roots and spread apart the old potting soil. Spread new potting soil around the rhizomes and then pack it gently. Water your newly potted Sansevieria thoroughly before moving it to a warm area with good sunlight exposure.
Pruning Sansevieria is not necessary. This slow growing plant spends most of its time in a dormant state and is only active during the rainy season.
Sansevieria Aubrytiana has a thick rhizome with space between the leaves which makes them ideal for air purification.
Fertilizing Sansevieria Aubrytiana is not necessary. This low-maintenance succulent thrives in nutrient-poor soil. You can feed your Sansevieria Aubrytiana once a month with a balanced fertilizer.
How do you propagate Sansevieria Aubrytiana?
Propagate Sansevieria Aubrytiana by leaf cutting and dividing the rhizomes into separate parts to form new plants. It is best to use a sharp knife or scissors to divide the rhizomes. The following are steps to follow when;
Propagating by leaf cutting
- Select a mature and healthy leaf from the fleshy part of the plant
- Use a sharp knife or scissors to cut the leaf into two or more identical parts
- Place each cut leaf onto its own potting soil with drainage holes and allow them to dry for about 3-4 days
- Water your newly potted Sansevieria leaves, but do not over water.
- Place your leaves under sufficient sunlight for about 6 hours a day.
Propagating by Rhizome Division
- Choose a healthy rhizome with adequate roots attached to it
- Use a sharp knife or scissors to cut it into as many parts as you want
- Plant the rhizome parts with the roots facing upwards on their own individual potting soil.
- Sansevieria Aubrytiana are best propagated in a partially sunny area.
- Make sure your newly potted Sansevieria Aubrytiana roots are kept dry at all times.
How do you repot Sansevieria Aubrytiana?
As a houseplant, Sansevieria Aubrytiana should be repotted once a year or when the potting soil overflows the rhizome. It is best to repot in early spring. Follow the following steps;
- Fill your sink with water and allow your Sansevieria to soak for about 30 minutes
- Remove any dead roots or parts of leaves that are rotting
- Spread apart the potting soil so the rhizome is visible
- Carefully lift your Sansevieria out of its old pot and transfer it to a new one with drainage holes. Spread more potting soil around the rhizome and then replace the old potting soil loosely. If you are repotting during winter, keep your Sansevieria in a warm area with partial sunlight until spring.
- Water your Sansevieria thoroughly after repotting and then place it in a warm area with bright indirect sunlight.
- Continue watering your Sansevieria plant regularly throughout the year, but do not over water it. It is best not to fertilize Sansevieria Aubrytiana during the winter. If you do fertilize, choose a fertilizer that does not have a high nitrogen content so as to avoid burning the leaves of your Sansevieria.
How often should I water Sansevieria Aubrytiana?
The best time to water your Sansevieria is after it has finished blooming. Water it once every week during hot weather and once every two weeks during cold periods. In very hot or humid weather the soil will dry out faster and you may need to water it more often.
Do not use tap water as it contains minerals that can harm the roots of your Sansevieria Aubrytiana. Watering Sansevieria Aubrytiana once a week during the growing season will help it retain its lower wilting point. Avoid overwatering Sansevieria Aubrytiana as it can cause root rot.
If the soil is wet, water it generously but do not allow the soil to become soggy. If your Sansevieria Aubrytiana has no drainage holes, allow 1 inch of water to drain from the pot before watering. Remove any excess water with a dry, soft cloth after watering so as to avoid root rot.
What is the normal lifespan of Sansevieria Aubrytiana?
The normal life span of Sansevieria Aubrytiana is between 5 and 10 years. Some Sansevieria has survived up to 25 years in good condition. Sansevieria Aubrytiana is an eminently suitable houseplant due to its low maintenance requirements and ability to thrive in low light conditions.
If your Sansevieria Aubrytiana has died, simply take a few leaves and roots and divide them. All new plants will be rooted from the same rhizome. If you notice any brown spots on your Sansevieria Aubrytiana leaves instead of yellow or the leaves start falling off, it is most likely due to too much water or overwatering.
It can also be due to too many fertilizers or too little fertilizing. If your Sansevieria is not growing as well as usual and has lost its lower wilting point, this may be due to the season.
Is Sansevieria Aubrytiana an indoor plant?
Sansevieria Aubrytiana is an indoor plant, but with a few precautions it can be successfully grown as an outdoor plant. Indoor plants need a sunny location and during the summer your Sansevieria Aubrytiana will require at least 4 hours of direct sunlight every day.
If you grow your Sansevieria in a shady location, it will remain green for only about three months. Your plant will turn brown and the leaves will fall off. It will then take more than a year for your Sansevieria to recover.
Sansevieria Aubrytiana is an indoor plant that thrives in bright indirect sunlight. This means that it needs sufficient light so as to maintain its green color, but not direct sunlight. Dappled sunlight is perfect for it. It will not thrive in direct sunlight and it can be harmed by too much sun exposure at once.
How much light does Sansevieria Aubrytiana need?
Sansevieria Aubrytiana needs bright indirect sunlight. This means it will thrive at locations that get morning and evening sun. It can survive short periods of afternoon sun exposure, but it will not be able to photosynthesize effectively then.
If your Sansevieria Aubrytiana is growing outdoors during the summer, it needs at least 2-3 hours of direct sunlight from late morning to late afternoon.
Sansevieria Aubrytiana will struggle to survive in direct sunlight and can also be harmed by too much sun exposure at once. If you are growing your Sansevieria Aubrytiana outdoors in the winter, it might die if you forget to move it inside during winter time. It can be damaged by the cold, but if you are growing Sansevieria Aubrytiana indoors it will not require any special care during the winter months.
Is Sansevieria Aubrytiana a perennial?
Sansevieria Aubrytiana is most definitely a perennial plant. Perennials are plants that survive for years and then produce new plants from their roots and stems.
Perennials can be categorized into two groups; evergreen and deciduous plants, depending on their ability to retain their leaves throughout the year. Of all the Sansevieria Aubrytiana cultivars available, those with evergreen leaves will be your best choice for indoor or outdoor use.
Sansevieria Aubrytiana will continue to grow throughout the year and its leaves will not fall off. Even if temperatures become extremely cold, the plant will be able to survive outdoors.
Sansevieria Aubrytiana is a tropical plant and it dies when temperatures become too hot or too cold. It is therefore recommended that you protect it from winter frost by bringing it indoors in fall and during summer by making sure there is shade during afternoon hours.