Why Everyone Should Have At Least A Pot Of Tiger Tongue Tree At Home
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Among the ornamental plants that should be grown indoors, the tiger tongue is always a top priority because it has many benefits in terms of fengshui and health. Tiger tongue tree is easy to take care of, releasing oxygen at night, so it is popular with many homeowners.

What is tiger tongue tree?

Tiger tongue (scientific name Sansevieria trifasciata) originates from West Africa, characterized by long and pointed leaves, including more than 70 different variations in color and size.

It is stemless and grows up to the height of 60 cm. It is a succulent perennial with evergreen leaves growing from rhizomes. The leaves are spear-shaped and has the length of 0.3-1.75m and the width of 2.5-9cm. They are quite thick and fleshy (succulent). The leaf surface is smooth dark green with greenish-gray speckles, and the margins are yellow.

What are benefits of tiger tongue trees?

Why Everyone Should Have At Least A Pot Of Tiger Tongue Tree At Home
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Health benefits

Tiger tongue bonsai has various great effects on human health.

One of the leading factors that make ornamental plants popular in many countries is the air purification feature.

NASA has announced that tiger tongue plants have a very good air purifying effect as they absorb environmental pollutants and 107 toxins, including cancer-causing toxins such as nitrogen oxide and formaldehyde.

Thanks to this cleaning ability, the tiger tongue bonsai can limit the high-rise building syndrome, also known as the green house syndrome. This is a condition in which the body is tired when living and working in high-rise apartments or offices that are not well-ventilated. That is why most corporate offices in high-rise buildings prefer to plant tiger tongue to ensure public health.

If you put a tiger tongue tree in the bedroom at night, they will release oxygen, good for human respiratory system. If placed in the office, it will reduce stress by bright colors, creating a feeling of relaxation.

The tree helps treat cough, sore throat, hoarseness and ear infections by heating and then pounding it with water.

Why Everyone Should Have At Least A Pot Of Tiger Tongue Tree At Home
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Fengshui meaning

Tiger tongue bonsai has the effect of exorcism, warding off evil spirits, against bad luck. Tiger tongue leaves often grow straight, showing assertiveness and the will to move forward.

In some Eastern countries such as China and Japan, the tiger tongue tree symbolizes the power of ‘the king of the jungle’. In Turkey, the tiger's tongue is like a sharp knife that helps protect the family from evil.

In addition, the tiger tongue bonsai carries luck, helping the owner to develop wealth, fortune, and abundance of money. So it can be a gift for partners, friends, relatives on special occasions such as housewarming parties and New Year.

Where should I put tiger tongue tree at home?

The most suitable positions to place the tiger tongue are living rooms, bedrooms and kitchens in the East or Southeast direction.

How to grow and care for tiger tongue bonsai

Why Everyone Should Have At Least A Pot Of Tiger Tongue Tree At Home
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The tiger tongue tree is one of the most resilient and hardy plants. This is an ornamental plant that can tolerate heat and drought well. It can live in low light conditions for a long time.

Tiger tongue tree is very easy to grow and take care of. It does not need too many difficult technical requirements. Therefore, you will not have to spend a lot of time and effort with this indoor-growing plant.

There are a few things you need to keep in mind if you grow tiger tongue bonsai at home.

Light: Tiger tongue prefers hot and dry climates and is quite cold tolerant. The plant tolerates direct sunlight, but stays healthy indoors in full or shade.

Soil: The plant can be grown with all types of soil from good to arid soil including sandy and gravel soil. Soil for tiger tongue should have high alkalinity.

Temperature: Tiger tongue adapts to many different living conditions. In general, the plant can tolerate an environment of 15 to 30 degrees Celsius.

Watering: Tiger tongue is extremely drought tolerant, should not be watered a lot because the plant is very poorly tolerant of waterlogging. In the winter it should be water once a month. During the summer with hot weather, it is advised to water the plant once a week.

Fertilizer: Tiger tongue has the ability to grow strongly. The need for nutrients is average. It’s fine to fertilize for a few months, but avoid fertilizing in the cold season. Because at that time the plant is hibernation.

Apply NPK fertilizer with a high N ratio when seeing new leaves or young plants growing to promote growth and make leaves stronger

Tiger tongue leaves contain toxins, so they can be harmful to dogs and cats if they are ingested.
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