How to make a mother-in-law’s tongue bloom and make its aroma last longer

The sansevieria known as mother-in-law’s tongue, Saint George’s sword or tiger’s tongue is the perfect plant to decorate any space in your home without fear of it dying. Such a resistant plant it is capable of surviving in less illuminated spaces.

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This plant, through its striking leaves, is capable of purifying the air we breathe, which is why we usually find it in bedrooms.

Getting this plant to flower may seem difficult, but it’s not impossible. You just have to match the conditions of its natural habitat as much as possible.

Location and Light:

Ideally, your plant should be located near a window that has lighting so that its leaves can develop strong and its color stays very green.

Its growth is slow, it only grows 3 to 4 new leaves a year, and when they look upright it is because it needs more light.


It is recommended not to water it daily, since you could favor its rotting, water only when the substrate is completely dry. In winter season you only need water 1 to 2 times a month.

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Apply fertilizer in late spring, early summer and only once a month until the temperature begins to drop in the fall. Use the fertilizer to plant with flowers, since it will provide the necessary nutrients to develop its flowers, which appear at the end of summer and smell of vanilla.


Never cut its tips because it will lose its shape, it is not a plant that needs pruning, but you can remove the dry leaves to prevent it from developing diseases.


If the pot is already too small for your plant, the best thing you can do is change it to a larger one in early spring. Place pieces of clay in the bottom of the pebble pot to ensure that it has good drainage and does not puddle.

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Not only is it a beautiful plant to decorate, but it is also one of the most recommended to purify the air in your home naturally, since it eliminates toxins such as benzene, toluene, xylene and formaldehyde so that you can breathe clean air.

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