ABOUT THIS SANSEVIERIA
Francisii Serpentine Sansevieria, Best for windowsills! Cylindrical leaves grow progressively until finally the plant must lay down like a snake and progress in this fashion. Leave are thick and stiff with pointed ends that can keep even the smallest creature away. The graceful appearance lends itself to being grown in a pot on the desk or windowsill. Simple and unobtrusive Francisii is a wonderful easy to care for gift for yourself or a friend. Because of its tropical look and low maintenance, Sansevieria is frequently used in many high-end hotels and shopping areas along with being popular as a film set decoration.
These are very healthy Sansevierias with well established root systems. In a container, your new Francisii Serpentine will add rich feel to your porch or patio, in the ground it can reach it’s full potential in just a season or two when planted in a well drained, sandy cactus mix.
Please note: Lower leaves are often trimmed prior to shipping to reduce transpiration and travel stress. The growth rate of Francisii Serpentine will vary greatly depending on season, soil type, sunlight, temperature and other factors. Always changing!
Francisii Serpentine are very easy to grow drought tollerant Sansevierias that and seem to grow best when neglected. They add a wonderful accent to any desert garden or patio. In very cold zones a containerized Francisii Serpentine can be brought inside for the winter months. Most will survive a very light frost and quickly return to normal in spring. In the northern end of their grow zone Francisii Serpentine Sansevierias should be brought indoors or protected during the winter months.
When you receive your new Sansevieria open your box carefully and water if dry. Please take your time when opening. Most foliage damage occurs when the box is ripped open in the excitement of receiving new plants. Many plants, especially succulents, are very fragile must be handled cautiously.
Sansevierias grow very well in patio containers, allow enough room for growth generally a 8″ to a 18″ diameter, 8″ deep container will suffice, however the smaller variety Sansevierias will do well in a small 6″ round pot. Remember the looser the roots, the taller and healthier your Sansevieria will be. When the Sansevieria becomes root bound its growth will slow. At that point it is time for a larger pot.
Francisii Serpentine enjoy well drained, sandy cactus mix. Remember try to stay away from wet, mucky soils.
To help establish your new Francisii Serpentine, fertilize sparingly, biannually with a slow time release 15-5-10. Unfertilized they will tend to grow very slowly. WARNING – The heavy salts in cheaper fertilizers may damage the roots thus killing the Sansevieria.
GROW ZONE & LIGHT
Indoors Sansevieria houseplants are one of best air purifiers by removing toxins (such as formaldehyde, xylene and toluene) from the air. Sansevieria thrive on warmth and bright light but will also tolerate very low light, but tend to remain dormant. Outdoors if grown in zone 9b-11, find your zone here, this Sansevieria requires 85-100% sunlight. Depending on your location full sun is best. The patio zone is 4b-11 which means the potted Sansevieria will flourish over the summer months in this zone but must be brought inside for the winter months. (avoid frost)
BEFORE YOU PLANT OUTDOORS
Here at Kens Nursery these Sansevierias are grown under 20-40% shade cloth. If you plant directly in full sun you may experience leaf burn. It is best to acclimate this Sansevieria to its environment by keeping it outside and slowly moving it into a sunny area over a week or two to avoid stress before planting.
WHAT IS THE SHIPPING SIZE
All Sansevierias for sale will vary in size. In the spring, Sansevierias are often smaller than plants shipped in the fall. Most Sansevierias designated with a sku ending in -4, or -3 will arrive in a standard 4 inch or 2.75 inch growers pot respectively. Kens new, reusable, recyclable deep cells are 5 to 7 inches deep and 1 to 2.5 inches in diameter. Products growing in these cells are easy to transplant and allow for deeper, faster growth and are designated with a -5, or -7. (Note: The item sku number can be found just below the buy button.) The color and style of these pots may vary. If we are out of a particular size item, we may ship a larger size at no additional charge. You can see the various pot sizes and actual plants ready to ship. (click-here)
Note: Before leaving, Sansevierias are inspected and pruned if necessary to facilitate shipping. Your new Sansevieria is then bagged to ensure that the soil stays in the pot and not loose in the box. Then your Sansevieria is tissue or kraft paper wrapped and secured in place with natural biodegradable peanuts. You will be pleased. You may want to buy Francisii Serpentine online now while they are in stock.