CEYLON BOWSTRING HEMP
[Sansevieria zeylanica] AKA Indian bowstring hemp. Our Ceylon bowstring hemp houseplant comes in three sizes. Delightful grey green/silver foliage and striking shape. Designers' favourite and very low maintenance.
The Ceylon Bowstring [Sansevieria zeylanica] is the good looking, low maintenance, air purifying plant for the modern home. With slick sword like long leaves and stylish pattern, this is a slow growing hard-to-kill plant that's ideal for beginners and you can position most anywhere there's natural sunlight. Tip: Most folk have smaller snake plants in their home; our larger ones are real show-stoppers, especially when paired with a stylish planter.
Native to West Africa
Positioning + Light Needs
Requires bright levels of natural sunlight but can also take partial shade. Avoid too much direct sunlight and of course cold, damp rooms!
Water me sparingly, allowing my soil to dry out in-between waterings.
No misting at all please, I like dry heat and low humidity.
Feed me monthly every Spring/Summer with liquid fertiliser (make sure to use fertiliser made specifically for succulents and cacti).
I don't enjoy being re-potted very often, so re-pot only when the pot cracks from growth.
Child / Pet Friendly
No, pretty toxic.
There's no-one better....said the people at Nasa. So there you have it.
Look out for
Yellowing or drooping leaves: most likely overwatering and/or too low a temperature in the room. Remove the affected parts as soon as possible.
Our size guide applies to both plants and planters.
The diameter range for each is based on the following:
Plants: the total nursery pot diameter (exterior measurement)
Planters: the opening diameter (interior measurement)
Plants: The stated height for any given plant is from the ground up, so will always include the nursery pot.
Plant & Planter Fit: To find a planter for your chosen plant, start with the corresponding size category, e.g. plant size S - go to Small (S) planters.
Example 1: your chosen plant size states M | 60 | 21. This is a Medium size (M) with a height of 60cm and a nursery pot diameter of 21cm.
Go to Planters size category: Medium [21 - 29cm].
You will need a minimum planter opening diameter size of 22cm.
Example 2: your chosen plant has a nursery pot diameter of 29cm. Though this falls within our Medium range (21-29cm), you will need to look at 30cm + planters - taking you into the Large Planters category [30 - 39cm].
- We deliver ourselves (no couriers) to London / M25 zone only
- We deliver 7 days a week, including weekends!
- We don't offer next day delivery (you may be lucky though!)
- Just have to have it? If it's a planter OR a large order you especially want and you're outside the M25 boundary, it never hurts to ask!
- Before you submit an order, please consider your building access!
Orders over £50.00: FREE
Orders under £50.00: £6.50
We deliver 7 days a week. Yay!
Delivery lead time: up to 7 working days. *Date availability based on order volume / schedule. We will contact you prior to delivery to check on date / time.
Our delivery team will not ask you to sign for deliveries and will maintain social distancing. We'll look to place smaller orders on your doorstep for you to take indoors. For larger plants that need to be brought inside, we'll be happy to help subject to our building access assessment.
See full Delivery Notes here
PLANTS: We have a 14 day return policy, which means you have 14 days after receiving your plant(s) to request a return.
NON PLANT ITEMS: We have a 30 day return policy, which means you have 30 days after receiving your item(s) to request a return, provided it’s unused with original packaging and in a re-saleable condition.
We love our plants and we want you to be nothing short of delighted with your purchase.
We're with the plants from arrival with us to you, giving them the care and attention they need; so we're confident nothing will come to you sub standard.
If however you’re unhappy with your plant purchase for any reason, contact us within 14 days with your order number for a refund or exchange, provided you’ve been following our care instructions.
See refer to our full Returns Policy here