Techniques for Planting Ornamental Tongues

Tongue Mertua or having the Latin name Sansaviera is one of the ornamental plants that is quite popular in Indonesia. Ornamental plants that have the characteristics of leaves sticking up with a pointed tip, hard and stiff with stripes between dark green and young and yellow leaf edges are generally used as ornamental plants with pot media. Tongue-in-law itself has various varieties, some of which are classified as exclusive plants at very high prices. No wonder many people cultivate these ornamental plants, given the good business opportunities.
But for those of you who want to plant it yourself at home it is also quite easy, because this tongue-in-law plant has a high survival and very easy treatment, even this plant is also able to survive in four seasons and still produce charming hues and colors. Besides being useful as an ornamental plant, tongue-in-law is also widely used for air fresheners. But besides that all tongue-in-law has a variety of benefits both for health and for the environment. What are the benefits of this tongue-in-law ornamental plant?
Benefits of In-law Tongue Plants
Tongue-in-law is a plant originating from Africa. This tongue-in-law ornamental plant has several compounds such as pregnane glycoside, sugar and amino acids, which have various benefits, which include absorbing air pollution and decomposing various toxic compounds such as carbon dioxide, benzene, chloroform, tri kotilen, formal dehyde or poisons cigarettes that pollute the air, absorb radiation from electronic items such as televisions, computers, or gadgets, produce high oxygen, as aromatherapy, antiseptics, for natural hair tonics, help treat hemorrhoids until they are of economic value by using these tongue-in-law plants as ingredients webbing creations.
Easy Ways to Plant In-law Tongue Plants
Before you start planting your tongue-in-law there are a number of things that you should pay attention to which include the following:
• Selection of Pot
The selection of this pot must be adapted to the shape and type of the tongue-in-law's plants, the bigger the plant, the more pot you use must also be bigger and taller. The pots that you can use are also diverse, from plastic, cement, clay to ceramics. Each pot material has its own advantages. Pot from clay or cement, has advantages in water absorption, so it is better for plants, but this type of pot is relatively more expensive. Whereas plastic pots are cheaper but less able to absorb water, so a drainage hole is needed to remove excess water. Lack of water absorption is also found in ceramic pots, only ceramic pots offer a beautiful, charming appearance.

Growing media
In general, tongue-in-law plants are plants that have dry characteristics and do not like excess water. So that the selection of planting media must pay attention to these characteristics and pay attention to sufficient nutrients. For planting media there are two compositions based on grouping of plant species which consist of planting media for cat tongue varieties that require sufficient water, and dry varieties. For the first variety, you can prepare poor sand, fuel husk and organic fertilizer with a composition of 1: 1: 1. Whereas for dry varieties such as cylindrical tongue-in-law, you can mix poor sand, fuel husk and organic fertilizer with a composition of 2: 1: 1.

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