Sansevieria Metallica

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Sansevieria Metallica is a member of the snake plant family. It’s coming from tropical, arid parts of West Africa. The natural environment forced it to adapt to dry, low-nutrient conditions – that’s why it doesn’t need much to thrive!

Sansevieria Metallica Physical Characteristics

sansevieria metallica physical characteristics

The leaves of Sansevieria Metallica are elongated and known for their black and gray stripes. The main color of the leaves is dulled green.

This sansevieria can bloom. Its flowers are white, small and appear in clusters. If grown indoors, Sansevieria Metallica has little chance to flower. 

The height of Sansevieria Metallica depends on many environmental factors. It usually reaches 2-4 feet (60-120 cm) in height.

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Sansevieria Metallica Care

Sunlight: Sansevieria Metallica needs plenty of bright, filtered sunlight. Give her about 6-8 hours of sun every day. Don’t expose her to direct sun too much, especially during afternoon – harsh sun can cause leaf burn.

Temperature: This sansevieria prefers temperatures between 50°F – 85°F (10°C – 29°C). You need to protect it from temperatures below and above the mentioned range – they can impact its growth and health.

Water: Sansevieria Metallica needs to be watered every 2-4 weeks, but, this depends on various factors. Its best to check if soil is dry before watering – if it is, water it, if it’s not wait for it to dry out.

Soil: Snake plants are succulents, so they are very sensitive to overwatering. Don’t let excess water in your soil cause root rot – get well-draining soil. Succulent or cactus potting mix combined with perlite or pumice will work great.

Fertilizer: When Sansevieria Metallica is actively growing(during spring and summer), it’s not bad to use some fertilizer. However, apply it sparingly, every 4-6 weeks. Avoid fertilizing it during dormancy. Use fertilizer designed for succulents – before applying it, dilute it with water.

Growth

Repotting every 1-2 years can be beneficial for snake plant’s health and growth. Here’s how to do it:

  • Remove your snake plant from its current pot
  • Trim damaged or dead roots
  • Fill new pot(1-2 inches larger then previous) with well-draining soil
  • Plant your snake plant in its new pot

Remember to water your succulents 1-2 days before repotting. After repotting, let the plant recover – water it lightly and place it under indirect sunlight.

With pruning you help your snake plant stay healthy and beautiful. Trimming brown, yellow and damaged leaves will ensure your plant is clear off various diseases. You can also trim healthy leaves, if you want to control the size of your plant.

Propagate Sansevieria Metallica by dividing it. Once your plant has grown offsets, remove it from its pot. Examine the roots of each offset – if you notice damaged or dead roots, cut them. The, plant each offset in well-draining soil. Water them lightly, until roots develop.

Commonly asked questions about Sansevieria Metallica

A thread from u/GingrNinja: “I’ve just unboxed this Siam Silver, and noticed what seems to be roots growing on two of the leaves and some odd splotches which appear to be brown spot but my experience with it is small. I know Snakes pick up scarring and the odd spot. Just hoped someone could confirm and give advice or tell what’s going on here.”

Answer: Brown spots and roots on leaves can be a sign of overwatering. The leaves of Sansevieria Metallica store water, so watering them can lead to fungal diseases. Also, check the drainage of the container and repot if the soil is waterlogged.

sansevieria metallica with damaged leaves

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