Walking Sansevieria is a slow growing plant with thick attractive leaves can grow up to 30cm wide. When young, its thick, fleshy leaves are arranged in a rosette. As the plant matures, the leaf arrangement changes to two rows opposite each other. The leaves are bluish to grey with reddish margins. This plant is named as such because it will grow offshoots with stilt-like roots that resemble legs walking away from the parent plant.
Sun and soil needs:
Walking Sansevieria are slow-growing and does not need frequent fertilising. A balanced slow releasing fertiliser every 6 months would be sufficient.
As with all potted plants, regular repotting once a year will prevent it from becoming root bound.
Common problems & solutions:
This plant is largely resistant to most pests.
This plant is susceptible to root rot if grown in waterlogged soil. To prevent rot, grow the plant in sandy soil with plenty of inorganic soil amendments. Plants can also be bottom watered once a week or less to keep the soil airy.
Mealy Bugs often infest the plant if it has underlying problems like root rot. Mechanical pest control methods like pruning the infested parts are the best methods for managing these pests in the short term, but resolving the underlying problem will prevent them in the long term.