Recently my large Sansevieria came into some hard times. However, the loss of leafs gave me the perfect opportunity to experiment with Sanseveiria leaf propagation.

How to water Sansevieria:

To have a successful Sansevieria that sits tall and proud, you will need to find a good water balance. If your Sanseveria is over water the leaves might split open and appear soggy. If you underwater you sansa you leaves will dry out and appeared wrinkled, also causing splitting or falling over.

Sansevieria propagation by cutting:

It was underwatering that caused my Sansevieria to fall over. After a trim of two of my tallest leaves, I placed them in water to propagate. It takes a couple of weeks for roots to form on leaf cuttings in water. Water propagation will likely give you the quickest results and you can watch the process.

Once you have roots transfer your cutting to soil. A quick draining cactus mix is my go to. You can start your cuttings directly in soil, but the rooting process will take a bit longer. Either way, you can’t go wrong.

After a month or two, you should have the beginning of a small leaf node at the base of you cuttings. From there, it will take another couple of months for your node to become a leaf and push its way up through the soil.

For a full visual progression of the Sansevieria propagation process, check out my video above or visit the SuburbanSill channel. You can read this post all about propagating cuttings directly in soil.