Technique of Ornamental Planting Ornamental Tongue

Tongue Mertua or which has the Latin name Sansaviera is one of the ornamental plants that are quite popular in Indonesia. Ornamental plants that have the characteristics of the leaves sticking to the top with a pointed tip, hard and stiff with a striped color between dark green and young and yellow leaf edges are generally used as an ornamental plant with pot media. The tongue-in-law itself has a variety of varieties, some of which are classified as exclusive plants at very high prices. No wonder if many people who cultivate these ornamental plants, given the business opportunities are quite good.
But for those of you who want to plant it yourself at home is also quite easy, because the plant this tongue-in-law has a high survival and perwatan very easy, even this plant is also able to survive in four seasons and still produce shades and colors are charming. In addition useful as an ornamental plant, tongue-in-law is also widely used for freshening the room. But in addition all the tongues-in-law has a variety of benefits for both health and for the environment. What are the benefits of ornamental plant in this tongue-in-law?
The Benefits of an Incidental Tongue Plant
The tongue-in-law is a plant originating from Africa. This in-law plant has several compounds such as pregnane glycoside, sugars and amino acids, which have various benefits, such as to absorb air pollution and decompose various toxic compounds such as carbon dioxide, benzene, chloroform, tri-cotylene, dehid or poison cigarettes that pollute the air, absorb radiation from electronic goods such as television, computers, or gadgets, high oxygen producer, as aroma therapy, antiseptic, for natural tonic hair, help hemorrhoids treatment to economic value with the use of this plant-in- woven creations.
How To Easily Plant an Inverted Tongue Plant
Before you start planting this tongue-in-law there are several things you should look at that are as follows:
• Pot selection
The selection of pots must be adapted to the shape and type of plant-in-law tongue, the larger the plant, then the pot you use should also be bigger and taller. Pots that you can use any variety, from plastic, cement, clay to ceramic. Each potted material has its own advantages. Pots of clay or cement, have advantages in water absorption, so it is better for plants, but this type of pot is relatively more expensive. While the plastic-based pot is cheaper but less able to absorb water, so that required disposal holes that function to remove excess water. Lack of water absorption is also found in pots made from ceramics, only ceramic pots offer beautiful appearance charming.

Growing media
In general, ornamental plant in-laws are plants that have dry characteristics and do not like the excess water. So the selection of this planting medium should pay attention to these characteristics and consider the nutrients are enough. For planting media there are two compositions based on the grouping of plant species that consists of planting medium for cat's tongue varieties that require enough water, and dry varieties. For the first variety, you can prepare poor sand, fuel husk and organic fertilizer with 1: 1: 1 composition. As for dried varieties such as cylindrical-leaved parent-in-law you can mix poor sand, fuel husk and organic fertilizer with 2: 1: 1 composition.

As mentioned above, ornamental plant in the form of plants that like dry media, so watering is done as necessary to meet the needs of water on the planting medium. In addition to the plant can grow well, occasionally you can remove plants to the sun.

• Fertilization
In addition to watering, fertilizer is also required to accelerate growth. For fertilizer used is a type of fertilizer that is not easily soluble, you can use NPK 15-15-15 fertilizer every three months with the size of 1 spoon for pot diameter 15 cm. In addition to NPK fertilizer you can also provide compost or fertilizer leaves once a week.

• Repoting Plants
Plant tongue-in-law, is a plant that reproduce with shoots, if this plant continues to proliferate, then the pot will look full and crowded by the plant. For that need to do repoting or replacement of the pot by replacing the planting medium, and separate the new shoots from the parent plant to maintain its beauty.

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