Sansevieria trifasciata (also known by the name Dracaena trifasciata) is one of the most popular and appreciated houseplants, mainly because of its extraordinary resistance to any climate or humidity conditions.
In fact, this plant can last for several years in any corner of the house, regardless of the amount of light or water it receives.
The matter changes, however, if you want to make Sansevieria bloom. This plant blooms only under certain conditions, and it can give us a show indeed.
Making sansevieria bloom is difficult, but certainly not impossible. You just have to try to reproduce the climatic conditions of its natural habitat, and below we explain how to do it.
Sansevieria does not do daily watering, as it is prone to rot. Water sparingly and only when the soil is completely dry.
During winter, water only a couple of times a month, no more.
The ideal location for a sansevieria plant is near a well-lit window so that its leaves can develop healthy and strong and have a very green color.
The growth of sansevieria is slow and will only produce 3 or 4 leaves a year. If the leaves droop, it is a sign that the plant needs more light.
Never cut off the tips of the leaves. Sansevieria does not need pruning. Remove only dry leaves to prevent them from developing disease.
Apply some fertilizer in late spring and early summer, once a month, until fall arrives.
Use a flower fertilizer that is rich in the nutrients needed to make sansevieria bloom. This plant blooms in late summer and will produce flowers that smell like vanilla.
Sansevieria is not only a wonderful plant for decorating, it is also useful for purifying the air in your home, and if you can get it to bloom, it can scent your whole house.