Sansevieria Kirkii Coppertone

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Sansevieria Kirkii Pulchra 'Coppertone'

Description : A hybrid of Sansevieria kirkii v. pulchra with copper colored and green banding thick succulent leaves and wavy margins.  The metallic and wavy look of the leaves reminds of the results of fold forming copper especially when tarnished later and burnt well with a torch in the annealing steps.  Color is spectacular or more coppery in brighter light. 

The varietal name pulchra, meaning beautiful, seems particularly apt for this form.

Origin: Tanzania

Family: Asparagaceae

Height: 60-90 cm tall

Light: Sansevieria thrives in just about any light. Bright light to full sun, will also tolerate low light. It an excellent choice for low light conditions

Water: Allow the top inch (2.5 cm) of soil to dry out between waterings during the growing season. In winter, water just enough to prevent the soil from drying out. Overwatering will cause root rot. Take care not to water the center of the rosette of leaves because they'll rot easily if kept wet.

Humidity: Mist the leaves several times a week with a spray bottle. Mist your plant more frequently in the summer growing season- the more water you can supply the blooms, the healthier it will be.

Temperature: Average room temperatures 60-75°F/16-24°C. It will tolerate fluctuating temperatures, but not extreme cold.

Soil: A loose, well-drained potting mix. It can easily grow in soilless medium also.

Fertilizer: Feed a mild cactus fertilizer during the growing season; do not fertilizer in the winter.

Eliminates:  Sansevieria species are believed to act as good air purifiers by removing toxins (such as formaldehyde, xylene and toluene) from the air. The plant convert CO2 to oxygen at night also.

Landscape Uses: An excellent choice houseplant retaining beautiful coloration in filtered light.

 

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