How to grow the mighty St. George's sword at home

How to grow the mighty St. George's sword at home
Robert Rivera

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The Sword of St. George is a very beautiful and imposing plant. Its great advantage is that it is easy to care for and plant. Besides this, the species is famous for its power to protect the environment and the entrance to the house. See its meaning, types, tips for planting and caring for it, and also ideas on how to use it in your decoration!

Meaning of the sword of St. George

Also called sword-of-Ogum, this plant has meanings that vary according to region or culture. For religions of African origin, the foliage serves as a protective amulet. Many people also use the sword-of-st. George as a way to keep negative energies away from a certain environment, as well as to block the entrance of bad energies.In addition, the plant helps purify the air by absorbing toxic substances. There are also those who use the plant as a symbol of prosperity.

Types of St. George's Sword

The St. George sword is just one. Its scientific name is Dracaena trifasciata but it has relatives that are of the same genus, i.e., the genus of Dracaenas So, here are the main plants of this genus:

St. George's Sword

Its scientific name is Dracaena trifasciata Its leaves are dark green and can reach an average height of 80 cm.

Saint Barbara's Sword

This plant is also a Dracaena trifasciata but its leaves have a yellowish color due to the chemical composition of the soil.

St. George's spear

It is another variation of the St. George Sword and also belongs to the genus Dracaena In this case, its scientific name is Dracaena angolensis Its leaves are dark green and cylindrical.

St. George's Mini Breadsticks

In addition to these species, there are the St. George Swords, which stand out with their small size. They are as easy to care for as the original sword itself.

How to plant and care for the St. George Sword

To grow your St. George sword, you don't need to be a master gardener!

  • Lighting: is a very resistant species that can be cultivated in shady environments, in half-shade or even full sun. Thus, choose the corner of the house you prefer, whether it is indoors or outdoors.
  • Watering: water regularly, about once a week, but always feel if the soil is dry before watering, in winter, space out the watering even more. It is a species that requires care with excessive watering that can rot its roots.
  • Fertilization: Add fertilizer, such as NPK 10-10-10, once or twice a year, preferably during the spring.
  • Poisonous plant: The sword-of-st. George is a toxic plant. This is a detail that should be considered if you have children or pets, such as dogs and cats. The ideal is to grow it in high places or supports to keep it out of the reach of pets and avoid accidents.

See more tips in the selected videos:

What is the best environment for the St. George Sword

In this video, learn tips for choosing the best place in your home to put your plant, whether outdoors or indoors. Also, see where to use the spade of St. George as a protective amulet, such as a pot by your front door.

When to Water the Sword of St. George

One of the main questions that arise when a new plant arrives at home is: when to water it? Sometimes, each place presents a different type of information on this subject. Therefore, the Organic Consumption channel tells you how to water a St. George Sword. The tips given in the video are important so as not to make the plant suffer from excessive watering.

Tips on Dracaenas

The Dracaenas They are beautiful and imposing plants, so there is nothing better than to make them last as long as possible at home. The Vila Nina TV channel explains how to take care of them, how to water them, and how to make seedlings of this plant that enchants the eyes and protects houses all over the country.

How to care for the St. George Sword

St. George's swords are low-maintenance plants, so they are very difficult to die and great for those who don't have much practice with gardens. Dracaena trifasciata In addition, he also teaches how to identify and treat the main problems of this plant.

With these cultivation and care tips it is very simple to take care of this plant! Take advantage and see ideas for using it in your home decoration.

70 pictures of decoration with St. George sword to protect and beautify

Because it is a very versatile and resistant plant, the St. George sword can be placed both inside and outside the house. See ideas:

1- Do you want to have a St. George sword?

This plant is very versatile and adapts well to different environments

3. she is also very imposing

4. for this reason, it is present wherever it goes

5. there is no way to forget having seen one of these in a certain room

6. its long and tall leaves are a success in every decoration

7. its characteristic coloring is unmistakable

8. this makes this plant not to be confused with any other

9. those who have a St. George sword at home will never give up

10. sometimes having just one is not enough

11. it is placed too close to the entrance door

12 The most common type is the Dracaenas trifasciata

13. it usually has dark green leaves

14. the leaves are narrow and long

15. some of them can reach up to 80 cm in height

16. and its width is in the average of five centimeters

17. a plant often used in Feng Shui

18. its cultivation is indicated for pots

19. that fit in any corner of the house

20. the color of the pot can contrast with the leaves

21 This highlights two different points

22 One of them is the vase itself, which deserves to be highlighted

23. and the plant must be the protagonist of the decoration

24. it should have a prominent place in your home

25. after all, with the sword of St. George your decoration will be powerful

26. since the plant brings protection and prosperity

27. plante has a special meaning

28. it is an amulet for the house

29. and works as a shield against negative energies

30 This is why it is called the sword of Ogum

31. for protecting the environment from all the bad things that come in

32. in wooden planters is more rustic

33. there is a variation of the St. George sword

34. it is the sword of Santa Barbara

35. with a more yellowish coloration on the edge

36. besides the characteristic dark green

37. that makes the plant even more beautiful

38 This can happen due to the chemical composition of the earth

39. another variation is lança-de-são-jorge

40. a great suggestion for the bathroom floor plan

41. did you know that Dracaenas Are they very easy to care for?

42. they are indicated for people who are getting their first plants

43. or for those who cannot dedicate themselves so much to their green daughters

44 That is, those people who forget to water their plants

45. watering can be spaced

46 A good choice of plant to grow on the balcony

47. or for outside planting sites

48. but you can also grow it in water

49 They are originally from the African continent

50. these regions have a very dry and arid climate

51. st. jorge swords are therefore accustomed to extreme conditions

52. the mini sword-of-st. George is super-delicate

53. like other plants, these have different names in each region

54 The best known are: St. George sword

55. or Ogum's sword, when it is all green

56 It is also called the sword of Santa Barbara

57 When the edges are yellow, it is called the sword of Iansã

58 But there are other less known names

59. for example, one of them is a mother-in-law's tongue

60 Another uncommon name is lizard tail

61 In some places this genus is called Sansevieria

62 But this last nomenclature is no longer used

63 This happened recently and it had a scientific reason

64. nowadays, these plants belong to another genus

65. which is the genus of the Dracaenas and all species belong to it

66 Regardless, swords are widely used in decoration

67. a spade of St. George is a good plant for the room

68. also suitable for small spaces and apartments

69 They are cultivated for their beauty and decorative uses

70: Enjoy the beauty of this powerful plant

With so many exciting ideas it is easy to know how to use your plant in your home decoration. The use of plants in interiors is a very common resource to beautify the environment with lightness and naturalness.




Robert Rivera
Robert Rivera
Robert Rivera is a seasoned interior designer and home decor expert with over a decade of experience in the industry. Born and raised in California, he has always had a passion for design and art, which eventually led him to pursue a degree in interior design from a prestigious design school. With a keen eye for color, texture, and proportion, Robert effortlessly blends different styles and aesthetics to create unique and beautiful living spaces. He is highly knowledgeable in the latest design trends and techniques, and is constantly experimenting with new ideas and concepts to bring life to his clients' homes. As the author of a popular blog on home decor and design, Robert shares his expertise and insights with a large audience of design enthusiasts. His writing is engaging, informative, and easy to follow, making his blog an invaluable resource for anyone looking to spruce up their living space. Whether you're seeking advice on color schemes, furniture arrangement, or DIY home projects, Robert has the tips and tricks you need to create a stylish, welcoming home.