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Repotting A Large Sansevaria And Taking Cuttings


Either you guys welcome back today. We’re finally finally going to be transplanting this poor. I believe if Sansevieria mates Ileana not a lot. A percent sure didn’t come with a tag. It came with a label but only only snake plant. It doesn’t even say snake plant on it, It says splendid in August 2010 Well, it is 2017 right now, so it’s been around for seven years, and that’s crazy, so I’ve had it for four. Maybe I’m not sure it usually gives me one new growth. Every year it came with one. So I’m a for new growths well. I call it new new one a year So anyway, uh, it needs to be Reflow repotted. Sansevieria are notorious for for breaking pots. They like to be a little bit plot down, so just keep that in mind. When plotting it don’t over plot it, you might not see a lot of new growth for a while. It takes a little bit of time for it to recoup and do a thing, But eventually it will grow also with a bigger plot. You deal with the possibility of over watering because the the pot will dry out fast enough, and then they will rock. I’ve had these things raw, Not this one, but another snake plant brought out because I over potted it and it just wasn’t drying out fast enough, and yeah, not so good, so keep that in mind. I am going to put this beautiful one and me try to move this off-camera so that I could do my thing going to fall over. I’m going to play it into this big terracotta pot. Look at the size of those drainage holes, those drainage holes. I’m going to put some paper towel over top as I only do because in the house, All the soil is going to come out of that, that’s crazy. Those are so big. A lot of range is good for these guys. So I’m going to put this down on the ground. Let’s get right to it and we’re going to use just an all-purpose fertilizer as I get this open. They should have had this open before so not prepared. I’ve never prepared bill, so I’ve got my big big tub of soil. I like to I buy the Big Bale. This work. It was cheaper. I think I paid $30 for a huge big Bale and then I just use it, need it. I fill up my tote and I have my my lovely scoop that I use. I love this because there’s actually air holes in the back. So when you try to scoop, it’s not that the air flows through it, so it works really, really well. So anyway, let’s get down to this so. I’ve noticed that this this pot is crazy. It’s been broke apart and the roots are coming out the bottom. I don’t know whether you’re able to see that the roots are coming out the bottom, so we’re going to have to break this plot carefully, so it won’t be a problem. Just flip this over. I also have this one leaf that that’s bent over this one here. I’m going to end up cutting that off. We’ll try to make some babies. So that was not as Angliss as painful as I thought it was going to be there. We go dump out all this soil. I don’t know where I’m going to put it in the living room. For goodness sake, so why would? I be gardening in the living room. Why not so? I’m just going to try to remove or T some of the old soil away. I watered this yesterday. This is a very well draining. Mix it’s more for cactus and succulents. This is a lot of grit, a lot of sandy porous soil, which is really what you want to use like. I said they are prone to being over watered, especially in the house, because because we, we tend to overwater in the house. Sense of areas really can go with maybe a once a month watering. You want to let them dry out completely before you water them again? Look at the size of this rhizome. I know they’re able to see that very well, but that’s a big rhizome, and it didn’t have any soil at the bottom of the plot. I really, I thought that the the plant itself was It had some space before the bottom, and I’m not making any sense, but I thought that there was more soil space for the roots to grow, But I indeed was wrong, so lets. Flip this over one more time. Don’t need to get all the soil out. Just want to tease it a little bit, and I want to give it fresh as best. I can, okay, look at how big these are. These things are really stocky. I never thought that it was that big that’s crazy. I hope you’re a blood to see that, so I’m just going to move this off to the side a little bit more. Good luck! Bill, move this! The plant is so big. It’s moving the camera room, okay. I want to get very much soil on the ground on the carpet. Okay, so here is our nice, big pot. We’re going to be using this one as our new home, and I’ve got my paper towel to cover up those darn drainage holes. I say darn branch. Hold, it’s good that they’re there. We need them, but they’re just so big again. Good thing, but not for my soil wants to come out, so we’re just going to throw some some soil in here. You can amend it. This one is a really good one. This is a pro mix and there’s lots of perlite as you can probably see lots and lots of perlite, so this drains really, really well, but it also maintains the moisture. So you want that as well. You just want it to to drain freely? You don’t want it to be like a mud pie? You want it to be nice and airy? You want the air flow to through the air to flow through it and allow it to dry out easily. This is a terra cotta pot. So it’s going to dry out fairly quickly anyway. Now let me grab this plant again as I bump the camera. Hopefully you guys aren’t getting t6 I can add a little bit more soil to that. I don’t know, they’re able to see that. I hope you are, we’re still about Maybe two or three inches below the top of the pot, and I would like it to be Maybe about 1 to 1/2 inch above or below the the pot rim, trying to concentrate and talk you at the same time. My goodness, it’s like chewing gum and walking. All right, so there we go. This is going to really love it. I hope that it really takes hold the poor thing. I didn’t realize that it didn’t have any soil underneath. So there we go. We’ve got got it in there. We’ve got about an inch of soil from the curb. There’s about an inch from from the top of where this plant is to the top of the pot. That’s fantastic. Now we’re just going to start. Adding some soil in this poor guy is probably doing a sigh of relief sigh. Oh, thank God, it’s amazing how. I’ve had it for so long and well, I didn’t really have a pot and I didn’t have the space and I There was a lot of factors, but now it’s getting it through home better late than never, and hopefully we see that it starts to take off with growth. I’d really love the PS1 thrive. My favorite one. I look at it all the time and I stare at it and I think. Oh, goodness, I love. I love the markings on the leaves. I don’t know whether you’re able to see it there, but the markings are really soothing, Really, really nice. I love the different shades of green. Any of us plant lovers? We all love that those shade of green. Alright, so I’m just packing in the soil lightly yet firmly. I want to. I want to maintain air flow. You don’t want to do it too to too tight. You don’t want it to be like colic, but you want to support the plant and you want to take away any large air pockets. That might be in there, it’s funny! I’ve said this in all my videos. Well, most of them that I’m repotting unless you’re dealing with an epiphyte orchid, Which is one that lives in the trees and doesn’t require soil the roots like airflow. They want they want good air flow to the roots, but but they don’t want air pockets. Air pockets can actually kill roots, which is really, really weird. They need air, but too much air is a bad thing. So you want to make sure that it’s nice and firmly put in place and you, you tamp it down a little bit and make sure that the air pockets are gone and then, and then you’re golden, you got it. You’ve got it right so this is about about, right. I could probably use a little bit more soil as I pack it down. You can see that we’re down way below the soil line for subsoil line, the the top into the pot. Oh, my goodness! I came to I words out. I’m a gardener, not a speaker. I do things better than I say. All right, so I’ve used a lot of soil with this. I can’t believe it. Oh, right, so there we go. I didn’t add any fertilizer to this. Usually sensitive areas are slower growing, so they don’t really require a lot of fertilizer. I would fertilize it during the summer months when it is trying to actively grow and then just kind of let it go over the winter, no fertilizing, just watering occasionally again, letting it dry out between waterings. And when I do when I do, fertilize it to light fertilizer. It’s not like a full-strength. I will do a half or a quarter strike and do it each time. I water during those times. What else am I doing? Let’s set up, let’s take this. I don’t know here, we’ll see it here. Can you see it with this camera? I’m not sure that that walkie Leaney leaf. I’m just going to cut it off with the scissors. There we go, so you got this piece here. I’m going to move this plant out of the way for a minute and we will cut it open, not cut it open. Ah, there we go. Oh, shoot! I miss a drip tray there. We go all in one shot. Oh, this is so heavy, Okay, So with Sansevieria. I’ve done a video on this before to take cuttings. You want to take your leaf and then you want to? You want to cut it with some scissors or a really sharp knife, actually, a sharp knife. That’s probably better, maybe. I’m gonna no. This is doing just fine, so you want to have. I can probably make two cuttings go to this. I’m going to do. They’ve got to be about six or eight inches long, so I’m just going to do two cuttings. So I’m going to cut it right here. This will be one cutting, and this will be the other cutting. You got to remember which ways up this ways up because this was the top. That’s already koloth here so. I’m going to move the plant back for the pot back and we’re going to plant them in so heavy. I’m going to look for my arms. There we go, so we’re just going to kind of just jam it in. Push it in a couple of inches and then just let it be in my other video. I just around in my other video. I covered them up and and didn’t give a lot of airflow and it didn’t really like that. I found that they started to rot so in this one. I’m just going to put them in the pot and let them do the thing and they should be fine. They’re really really robust plants, and hopefully we will get more babies so anyway. I used pre-moistened soil for this, So there’s no need to water it in just now I will let it dry out and let the roots relax. And maybe in a week’s time, I will give it a drink and let me turn this. You can see it up. Those leaves are so beautiful so. I hope you enjoyed this video. I hope that it inspires you to get into your sense of areas, and and and maybe repot them. Divide them! Maybe do some cuttings, not sure. I also set the various flowers. So if yours have never flowered before. Well, it’s not uncommon for them. The flower, they don’t flower very often, but when they do, they’re kind of interesting, they’re kind of a quirky flower spike, and, yeah, they’re really, really interesting so someday. I look forward to maybe so anyway again. I hope you enjoyed this video. Please, like, or subscribe if you haven’t subscribed already and join me on the plants and things what’s growing page and share some photos in your Sansevieria, I’d love to see what different types you have because there’s their small ones. There’s tall ones. There’s the the cylindrical that has the the round weeds that are just big spikes and they get to be so big. They can be so big and the interesting thing about the off topic about the this. Lindner cut is the roots tend to grow the same way that the the leaves grow, so the leaves are growing in a fan. This way the roots are also going to grow that way. So if you happen at a plastic pot, you’ll notice your plastic pot will will get why because the roots are pushing out that same way so interesting plants are amazing, so anyway, ramble on so until next time, happy growing .