Monitor Sansevieria Plant Regularly
Since a number of factors affect Sansevieria plants, be careful and monitor them on a regular basis. Even a slightest exposure to light or temperature can destroy them and if you do not look at their changing shapes regularly, you might be too late to protect it. So first step is to regularly monitor the plant and seeing any slightest change should make you act to take protective measures.
Provide Right Light
It is essential that you keep Sansevieria plant in right light. A generally recommended rule is that you keep the plant in your window sill towards east, west or north direction during the entire year except for winter when you can change its direction towards south. This will help your plant flourish. If you ignore the light factor, your plant either will be destroyed or will grow very slowly and its leaves colours might fade out, giving a subdued look and disappoint you.
Potting Plant Correctly
Before even deciding where to keep your plant, you should pot the plant correctly. It should be rightly balanced. You should also use fine houseplant soil. Do not use garden soil, as it is not suitable for houseplants. It is also possible that fast growing roots of the plant break the pot. If you see any cracks, immediately replace the pot. Do not wait until very end.
Keep Plant in Right Temperature
As it is essential to keep Sansevieria plant in right light, it is also important to have right temperature for it. A generally recommended temperature is from 4.5 Celsius to 29.4 Celsius. Be careful about the temperature if you are keeping the plant in an air-conditioned room.
Watering Sansevieria Plant
The plant also requires a special care about its water need. Do not add warm or too cold water to the plant. Water should be at home temperature. The plant needs less water in winter but its water requirement increases in summer and spring. So water it when you feel the soil in the pot is dry or plant itself feels dry.
Generally, you can add fertilizers to Sansevieria plant in spring, only once a year. Also, use houseplant fertilizers as per instructions given along with it. Do not add fertilizers you use for garden plants and without following instructions.
If you feel dust on leaves of the plant, use a soft and damp cloth to remove it off. Do not use any brush or press too much that the leaves are destroyed.
Do Not Leave Plant Unattended
Since Sansevieria plants need regular attention and care, it is better to leave them to your neighbours' if you are going away from your home for long. Otherwise, by the time you return from your trip it might be destroyed.