Lest I mention the "autumn" word...
Ok, I did, I mentioned the autumn word. You know, the time we "Northerners" have to move indoors to enjoy our Sansevieria. Since I'm on an information gathering mission, what does everyone do for sun, water, fertilization?
I'm already thinking to end fertilization by September 1. Then comes the drying down. By late September, I generally cease watering. Most of the plants are still outside and may get the occasional rain, but I give no extra water. If it's not already too cold and I've moved them in, by October 1, the Parade of Plants gets moved into the warm room.
There they sit in the Eastern and Southern windows. I've been letting them get completely dry, then watering about once a month over the winter, maybe a little more. Last year, I watered just enough to keep the hallii leaves from "folding" and others from wrinkling.
It really was a turn around this summer. Growth has been dramatic (for Sansevieria, "dramatic" is a relative term.) The increased winter water helped the plants come out of dormancy much faster, giving them more time to grow. The hallii produced two new pups. In the past I was happy for one, every three years. My francisii has produced 3 pups, patens also 2 and the masoniana, 5, - minus one the red squirrel got.... Many others are still pushing, new leaves and pups, but probably will not do anything much until next summer.
So, anyone else for growing suggestions or commentary?
I do envy the longer seasons of the south, but I equally love my cool weather.
Interlaken, NY Zone 6
Still learning the lay of the land and the swing of the Upstate seasons.