In recent years, the interiors of coffee shops, restaurants, and offices with a bet on modern minimalism flooded more like living sculptures bushes different plants – sansevierii cylindrical. Rounded in cross section tubular leaves, creating a bizarre turf, bring strict beauty and order to any corner. So enliven even those places where it would seem challenging to survive any houseplant.
Cylindrica sansevieriya — the hardiest of all can sever
It the most easily recognizable plant is not only in the family Cansever, but among all fashion of modern plants that can only be found on the shelves of stores. Smooth, rounded, elongated cones or spokes of its leaves are difficult to confuse with other indoor crops.
Decorative advantages of this type of sansevieria coincide with all the requirements for plants for modern interiors – clean, strict lines and geometric or architectural motifs, minimalism with maximum expressiveness. Greater simplicity and fashionable graphics is almost impossible to find.
However, even the beauty of the plant is more than overshadowed by purely practical advantages. Being one of the most enduring and unpretentious of all indoor cultures, cylindrical sansevieria is suitable for almost any, even very rarely home grower.
And, perhaps, the combination of these two factors – extreme endurance with beauty – led to the fact that the plant, which only a few years ago was interesting only to selected fans of “mother-in-law’s language”, today has become not only one of the most popular, but also the most expensive houseplants. Small bushes of cylindrical sansevieria cost as much as a small palm tree or large adult varieties of another fashionista – Anthurium.
For cylindrical sansevieria, as for all other sansevieria, characterized by a rather specific rhizome: developing rhizomes, it does not form classical roots and grows an amazing group of modified leaves. It grows outwards as well as her cousin sansevieriya trehpolosaya – releasing side-a shortened underground stems bearing the child socket.
Cylindrical, rounded in cross section, smooth, with a waxy coating, the leaves of sansevieria seem to many simply pointed at the ends with thick green sticks. The ability to store water allows the plant to acquire a unique drought resistance. The rigidity of the leaves makes the plant very stable.
Leathery leaves of Sansevieria cylindrica only at first glance seem so perfectly rounded: longitudinally each sheet is a kind of groove, suggesting their true nature, and a sharp, drying tip only emphasizes its shape. On the dark green, grayish and light from the wax coating of the surface of the leaves can be seen silver transverse bands that appear brighter with age.
On sale today is increasingly found formed Sansevieria cylindrica – a plant with intertwined shoots, creating a strikingly beautiful green sculpture. Plant varieties offer a choice between more compact options, c leaf height up to 50 cm, and bushes with leaves that can grow up to 1 m or more. Different varieties and shade of color, and the intensity of the bands, and the presence or absence of the border.
Flowering Sansevieria cylindrica is considered a rarity because the plant needs to be kept in strictly controlled conditions. Two-Foot stalks are crowned with a spike-like paniculate inflorescence with small, cream-red flowers. Spectacular flowering is not so pronounced to sacrifice for him the opportunity to get a versatile interior decoration.
Growing conditions for cylindrical sansevieria
Sansevieria cylindrica — one of the unique plants that are not afraid of competition and takes root in almost any living space. She is very good in solo parts, especially when choosing containers that clearly show the style of interior design.
However, there is no equal to cylindrical sansevieria and in complex, intricate compositions of modern terrariums, where its smooth leaves provide an opportunity to introduce entirely new accents in the form with cacti and succulents.
Lighting and placement
The main advantage of cylindrical sansevieria is its absolute universality. This is one of the rare houseplants that can be put wherever you want – without looking at the location of the Windows. Shade tolerance of the plant allows the cylindrical sansevieria to develop well even in the depths of the rooms. If the circular beauty want to achieve flowering or selected colorful, brightly colored varieties, then you need to choose a lighter site.
Placing sansevieria cylindrica, it should be borne in mind that this plant likes to be close to a person. It is often placed on the tables is not accidental: making order, structure in the interior, this plant harmonizes the overall atmosphere in places of communication. Sansevieria looks excellent as a decoration of the table tops of tea, newspaper, coffee tables, chests of drawers, shelves. It is better to place not on the floor, but at least on small stands.
Temperature and ventilation
For sansevieria often recommend a cold the winter season, but for sansevieriya cylindrical even it is not needed. Plants feel great in all temperatures of living rooms, from 16 degrees Celsius – all year round. Lowering the temperature at rest is necessary only to stimulate flowering, but it does not always give the result. Therefore, the plant can be safely placed in cold or warm rooms at its discretion.
Sansevieriya cylindrical not afraid of changes in temperature and drafts, are equally attractive and cool, and at elevated temperatures. The only thing from which it should be protected – severe hypothermia. In the fresh air cylinder endure very rarely, because this plant has a reputation for purely interior, and the period when the air temperature at night exceeds 16 degrees, too short in regions with harsh winters.
Care for cylindrical sansevieria at home
The easiest to care for houseplant – this status and advertising for cylinders will not be an exaggeration. A plant that can be satisfied with one watering per month almost does not need attention and easily forgives mistakes – an ideal choice for those who can not afford to care for capricious pots. This is one of the best plants to get acquainted with new crops and new ways of growing and presentation.
Irrigation and air humidity
Like any other houseplant, Sansevieria cylindrica prefer regular watering. They are carried out not often, allowing the soil to dry out in the upper layer, maintaining light humidity. Drought plant is not afraid, but the dampness, overflow and waterlogging cannot stand.
Due to the fact that the plant can do without watering at all for a long time, it was included in the list of plants most suitable for creating dry honorariums. In the right substrate, it is satisfied with rare watering, up to 1 time per month for complex compositions with succulents.
Cylindrical sansevieria is not sensitive to dry air, so there is no need to take any spraying procedures or other measures. Too high humidity for this plant should be avoided. However, regular cleaning of greenery from dust in the care program is necessary to include, because large, perfectly smooth leaves visible any dust.
Fertilizing and fertilizer composition
Cylindrical sansevieria can be grown without fertilizing because the plant is not demanding on the nutritional value of the soil, does not become so intensively and, provided enough regular transplants, can be satisfied with the content of nutrients already available in the ground.
For accelerated growth and maintenance of plants in the absence of transplants in the care program include rare fertilizing – with a frequency of 1 once a month a standard dose or 1 every two weeks, but having the concentration of fertilizers.
For cylindrical sansevieria, special fertilizers for succulents and cacti are preferred. Universal fertilizers for indoor plants are used in dosages reduced by half compared to standard ones.
Pruning and shaping sansevieriya cylindrical
The cylinder does not need to be formed. Damaged leaves are cut completely, at the base, carefully, disinfected tools. For the formation of today’s popular intertwined form of sansevieria-cylinders need to choose the right varieties – with dark green leaves relatively soft.
You can only bind tightly growing leaves and only young plants, gently pulling and shifting the sheets to obtain a braid and be sure to fix the “design” at the top with soft twine or decorative twine.
Transfer container and the substrate
Transplant this type of sansevieria can be at any time of the year, but only within the period of active growth and the content in the heat. Sansevieria cylindrica does not have such robust rhizomes, does not threaten neighbors or pots, but still, the pace and direction of its growth are better to take into account when growing in complex compositions.
Sansevieria cylindrica can grow in the lightest and loosest soil. It is better to choose substrates with pH from 5.5 to 6.0, without peat content in the composition. This plant can be grown in a classic substrate or inert soil, hydroponics and stony decorative soil.
At the bottom of the containers for cylindrical sansevieria, if the plant is grown in classic containers and substrate, be sure to lay a high layer of drainage. This culture loves and top drainage, or decorative mulching of the soil.
Diseases, pests, and problems in cultivation
Even in comparison with sansevieria, a three-band cylindrical can pleasantly surprise with stability. The only thing that threatens the plant – soil pests, including nematodes and rot, spreading in damp soil.
If there is evidence of contamination of the ground need to hold an emergency transplant, with lesions of the roots, you can try to fight the correction of care and drying of the soil. However, most often, without an emergency transplant and removal of damaged parts cannot do.