Snake plant, Sansevieria, Mother-in-law’s tongue

November 27, 2015 at 4:57 pm

Sansevieria Trifasciata

Sansevieria is the first house plant I am going to discuss. It occupies such a special position on this blog, because I find it such an exceptional plant. I have some important reasons for this, the most significant one being the extraordinary simplicity of growing it.

The basics of house plant care – water, light and temperature

November 21, 2015 at 11:56 am

House plant care

You have just brought home a newly acquired flower, you put it in a carefully chosen place and start to enjoy the sight of it. Unfortunately, after a few weeks this beautiful sight starts to transform into a less pleasant one. The leaves are yellowing and falling, the stem starts to bend. “Uhm”, you think, “it is probably too dry, plants like water.” You start to water it more frequently, but to no end, the flower continues to go downhill. You can vaguely remember reading somewhere that too much sun can cause the leaves to scorch and even the plant to dry out. It is summer, the sun is beating down – so you move the flower somewhere a little darker. Another week or two go by… and you end up throwing the plant’s remains into the bin.