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Lorna95Lorna95 Posts: 436
Could someone please advise me on what soil to use when planting a Sansevieria trifasciata (mother-in-law's tongue).
I have absolutely no clue what to use and would appreciate some advice please. 
Thank you so much. 


  • jenny794jenny794 Posts: 30
    This plant will rot if overwatered so your first priority is giving it light fast-draining soil rather than heavy peaty soil. You can buy cactus compost which is your safest bet. Do not overwater, wait until the soil is dry before watering again. 
  • JennyJJennyJ Posts: 10,118
    Mine are in standard multipurpose compost and are doing fine. They don't get watered very often, only if they're dry to at least a finger's depth and sometimes not until they're starting to look ever so slightly wrinkly (which means they've started to use the water stored in the leaves).
    Doncaster, South Yorkshire. Soil type: sandy, well-drained
  • Lorna95Lorna95 Posts: 436
    Thank you Jenny for all the information, this will be very useful. 
    Thanks again. 
  • jenny794jenny794 Posts: 30
    Jennys are great aren't they  ;)
  • Lorna95Lorna95 Posts: 436
    I see the name jenny in the two messages and thought it was the same Jenny, sorry. 
    Thank you to both Jenny's for all the advice, it's much appreciated. 
  • Joy*Joy* Posts: 571
    Keep them happy and they will produce the most deliciously scented spikes of flowers.
  • Lorna95Lorna95 Posts: 436
    Thanks Joy, I've never seen the flowers on these before, will have to go and Google that now, thank you so much. 
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