Are you looking for a beautiful Snake Plant with remarkable resilience? This is a shout-out to one of the most resilient houseplants, the Sansevieria Coppertone plant. It is a rare cultivar of the Sanseveria variety kikii pulchara. The stiff elongated succulent leaves have wavy edges and copper to bronze tones. Additionally, they are arranged in a compact rosette and get around 3 feet long.
Bright sunlight adds to the beauty of the foliage by making it shine exceptionally bright. These plants can surprisingly withstand severe neglect. Moreover, they are a perfect choice for decoration in homes, offices, and gardens. These will be a nice addition to your Sansevieria collection. Furthermore, they will be the best low-maintenance plant friends for all the lazy peeps out there! Let us learn more about the Sansevieria kirkii pulchra Coppertone plant.
Sansevieria Coppertone Classification and Parentage
Genus: Sansevieria. (Dracaena, according to APG III classification system).
Species: kirkii var. pulchra.
This is a historically recognized genus comprising of flowering plants. These plants are native to Asia, Africa, and Madagascar. According to the APG III system of classification, members of this genus are now placed in another genus, named Dracaena.
This diverse genus ranges from the thick-leaf succulent dessert plants to thin-leaf tropical ones. Foliage diversity includes rosette and distichous arrangements.
According to the leaf structure, this genus is divided into two categories.
- The hard-leafed species, native to dry climates.
- The soft-leafed species, belonging to the tropical and sub-tropical regions.
Many famous houseplants including the Snake plant, mother-in-law tongue, Snake tongue, bowstring hemp, and the devil’s tongue.
Sanseveria Coppertone is a cultivar from the variety Sansevieria kirkii pulchra. Kirkii is a rare type of Snake Plants. This is commonly known as ‘Star Sansevieria’. Tanzania and East African countries have an abundance of this plant. The strong stems creep and dwell under the soil. Leaves of a mature plant may get around 1.5 feet tall. The Star Sansevieria blooms with scented greenish-white flowers.
Sansevieria Coppertone Common Name
This plant is commonly known as the ‘Snake Plant’. This name is associated with a collection of around 70 different species. Each of these is differentiated based on the color pattern and structure of the leaf blade.
Features of The Sansevieria Coppertone plant
- The height of an average plant is around 3 feet.
- The plant grows to form a terrestrial rosette.
- The plant gives unique looking, mildly scented flowers. The inflorescence consists of the strange flower with numerous cylindrical petals, standing erect on a stalk.
- Bloom starts in spring and stays until the middle of the summer season.
- Growth frequency is usually slow. Moreover, it depends upon different features like availability of sunlight, fertilizer, soil type, and the weather of the growing area.
Toxicity and Air-Purification
- Just like other Sensevierias, the kirkii Coppertone is highly toxic. Ingestion leads to stomach issues like diarrhoea, vomiting, and nausea. Thus, keep your pets and kids at a bay from these plants.
- The Coppertone Snake plants own an excellent ability to purify the air. The plant even converts Carbon dioxide gas into oxygen after sunset. Thus, your beautiful Snake plant will provide the added benefits of air purification. Additionally, it releases oxygen and filters toxins like benzene, xylene, and formaldehyde.
Sansevieria Coppertone Care
These plants are one of the most resilient plants. They can easily withstand severe neglect. Basic requirements and care of the plant are as under;
The succulent leaves of Sansevieria don’t need much water. Simply, water when the soil gets dry. An estimated watering schedule includes watering once a week in summer. However, in winter, just water enough to prevent the soil from drying out completely. Once in two weeks will be enough on the cold days.
Any standing water inside the rosette will take longer to dry. Thus, never water in the centre of the rosette. Moreover, over-watering leads to plant issues like root rot. Thus, always avoid giving the extra sips of water to your Snake Plant.
Sansevieria usually needs around 80% sunlight. Partial to the full sun is ideal for the Sansevieria kirkii pulchra plant. Once developed, they can even tolerate low light conditions.
These plants need loose, well-drained soil or potting mix. The common cactus mix goes pretty well with the Sansevierias. Ideal PH ranges from 6.1 to 7.8.
Avoid using wet and mucky soils.
The resilient Coppertone Sensevieria can do well in different humidity levels. Thus, you don’t need to work much in this section.
Ideal temperature ranges are 21 to 32°C.(70-90°F). This resilient baby can face fluctuations. However, these are not frost and cold hardy. Thus, keep the plant safe from drafts and cold temperatures. Moreover, temperatures below 10°C (50°F) will not show healthy results for the plant foliage.
The growth frequency and health of foliage depend upon the availability of essential nutrients. Sprinkle some slow-release fertilizer thrice a year, in the soil, away from the base. Make sure you use a good quality fertilizer. As salts in cheap fertilizers tend to accumulate in the soil to form crystals.
The rhizomes and rooting system need wide space. Thus, it is better to use deep and large containers. Small pots or containers will result in slow growth and unhealthy foliage.
Ideal growth USDA zones are 9a to 11. Moreover, plants can do well in patios in zone 4a to 11.
However, you need to transfer them to warm areas indoors, as soon as the fall strikes.
Coppertone Sansevieria Propagation
Common methods of propagation include;
- From leaf cuttings.
- From division of Rhizomes and tubers.
- Bulbs or Corms.
- From Offsets (Pups).
Propagation From Leaf Cuttings
Surprisingly, the Coppertone is 100% true to the stem cuttings.
Just cut some mature leaves into half and dip them in some water. Make sure the water covers at least the bottom quarter of the leaf-cutting. Now, simply put the container in indirect sunlight. Keep hanging the container and water about twice a week. Roots will develop in a period of about 4 to 7 weeks.
You can also use moist sphagnum moss or soil instead of water.
Propagation from Offsets (Pups)
The pups of Snake plant copper tones appear pretty slow. Once appeared, you can use them from propagation. Just take sharp shears and gently cut the pups out. Now plant them in moist sphagnum moss. Keep the plant in a medium to bright indirect light. The root will develop after about a month or more.
Sansevieria kirkii Coppertone Growth Timeline
This is a slowly propagating plant. Let us have a look at the estimated pattern of the growth for the Coppertone Snake Plant. Moreover, it is better to keep an eye on the growing plant. Adjust the requirements accordingly.
- Day 1- Day 30: If you are using water for initial propagation, don’t forget to change the water every 3 to 4 days. Alternatively, in soil propagation, keep watering once a week or when the soil gets about 90% dry.
- Day 30- Day 60: Roots will develop by now. Water propagation usually shows root formation by the end of the first month. But, in soil, root formation may take about 8 weeks or more.
- Day 60- Day 120:
By the end of the second month, you can transfer the water-developed cuttings in the soil, sphagnum moss, or the cactus mix.
- Day 120 onwards:
The shoot will develop around the third month of propagation. You don’t need to provide any extra care at this stage. Just follow the usual Sansevieria kirkii Coppertone care, as shared above.
The Sansevieria kirkii pulchra Coppertone is a rare cultivar of the variety kirkii pulchra. This Snake plant is grown for its beautiful foliage and outstanding resistance. The 3 feet long, elongated stiff leaves with wavy edges and shades of copper to dark-bronze, look shimmery beautiful in bright light.
People love keeping them in homes, gardens, and offices. Moreover, because of their hardiness and low maintenance, they are a priority as an indoor office plant. Air purification is an added benefit of these plants. Also, keep your kids and pets away from the toxic Sansevieria Coppertone plant.