Snakewort plant
    • Dorstenia contrajerva leaves
    • Close up on a Dorstenia contrajerva leaf
    • Snakewort plant
    • Yellow flower of the Dorstenia contrajerva or Snakewort
    • Close up on the leaf of the Snakewort plant
    • Snakewort plant
    • Dorstenia contrajerva

    Snakewort

    €16.00
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    Dorstenia contrajerva

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    Payment in 3x or 4x with Alma from 90€

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    Fast and safe delivery throughout Europe
    Fast and safe delivery throughout Europe
    48 to 72 hours delivery
    100 % grown in France
    100 % grown in France
    All our plants are grown from seeds in the Loire valley.
    100% natural
    100% natural
    No chemical fertilizer or add on Plants’ growth cycle is respected Non-grafted, non-hybridized
    Seedlings
    Seedlings
    We sell our plants young, so that they are both adaptable and affordable
    Customized packaging
    Customized packaging
    All our boxes were designed especially for Rayon de Serre. 100% recycled and recyclable.
    100% secure payment
    100% secure payment
    Payment in 3x or 4x with Alma from 90€

    Caractéristiques de la plante

    • Dorstenia contrajerva : Snakewort
    • Family: Moraceae
    • Origin : Mexico, Caraïbes
    • Height in its natural environment : 45 cm
    • Hardiness : 2°C
    • Colour of the flower : Green/yellow

    Les plants de Rayon de Serre

    Taille des plantes Rayon de Serre Height : about 5 to 15 cm (depending on seasons)


    croissance de la plante Slow grower

    Descriptif de la plante

    Le mot de Rayon de Serre

    If you're a fan of plant curiosities and rarities, here's the Snakewort !

    Why is it nicknamed Snakewort? It's up to you to decide: this Dorstenia is an antidote to certain venomous bites and stings, particularly from certain snakes. But its strange inflorescences, which rise up in the shape of little green cups wriggling in all directions, are also reminiscent of a cobra-like snake's head, rising up to observe you!
    Snakeweed is a herbaceous perennial, not succulent, but growing from a rhizome. Its beautiful leaves become more and more indented as it matures, and it has the particularity of violently ejecting the seeds present in its upright inflorescences, so that they spread over as wide an area as possible. Reminiscent of cobras spitting their venom...
    Some people also make a powder from its roots and leaves to mix with tobacco and improve the taste of cigarette

    So, whether you're a smoker or a collector, this Snakewort is just waiting to stand up for you!

    Conseils de culture

    Conseil de Culture Rayon de Serre

    Rempoter ?
    Arroser ?
    Apport d'éléments nutritifs ?
    Plante d'intérieur ou plante d'extérieur ?
    Que faire en cas de maladie ?
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    Tous les conseils de culture en cliquant ici

    Growing tips

    Repotting

    Repotting

    When you receive your plant, repot it in a pot slightly larger than the bucket, which must be well pierced. Avoid pot covers which prevent residual water from draining away and encourage fungal diseases. Choose a fine potting soil, ideally with added perlite or sand to lighten the substrate (do not use garden soil or acidic soil such as heather). Then plan two repottings per year (spring and autumn), gradually increasing the size of the pot and adapting it to the size of the root network (the roots must have room, but not too much as the plant must be able to dry out its substrate between waterings). This avoids having to add fertilizer, which always risks burning the fragile roots of the plants and making the plant wither as soon as the fertilizer is stopped.

    Watering

    Watering

    Moderate watering: watering should be copious (the whole root ball should be wet), but wait until the substrate has dried deeply before watering again (you can stick your finger in the soil: as long as you feel moisture, do not water). Your plant will recover better from a lack of water than from an excess of water. Always water at the base of the plant, and do not mist it, because stagnant water in the armpit of the leaves favors cryptogamic diseases. If your atmosphere is too dry, put bowls of water nearby (above radiators for example), so that evaporation humidifies the air.

    For an indoor planting

    For an indoor planting

    A true houseplant, place it in a warm and bright place, but avoid direct sun.

    For an outdoor planting

    For an outdoor planting

    This plant is not frost and/or cold resistant and should not be planted outside except in limited parts of Southern Europe.

    Pruning

    Pruning

    This plant can not be pruned If you feel that it is becoming too bulky, you can limit its growth by continuing to repot it and change its substrate but without increasing the size of the pot. If the root network becomes too important, do not hesitate to prune the roots.

    Fertilizer

    Fertilizer

    Our plants are grown naturally, without chemical fertilizers, so we advise you to repot them regularly (twice a year) rather than adding fertilizer.

    In case of pest attack

    In case of pest attack

    If your plants are under attack by aphids or other pests, the best way to control them is by hand. Change their soil, remove as many undesirables as possible by hand and then shower your plants with a strong stream of water to eliminate any eggs that may be present. Spray them (insist on the underside of the leaves) with liquid black soap diluted in water. Repeat the operation several times at a few days interval. Take them outside in good weather, rain, sun and wind will kill most of the aggressors!

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