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Sansevieria Care

If you’re new to plant ownership or are simply looking for an easy-care houseplant, a Sansevieria is the plant for you. These hardy plants remain popular because of their adaptability to a wide range of growing conditions.

How to care for your Sansevieria

Use these instructions to care for a Sansevieria. This guide will tell you how to water a Sansevieria; its light, temperature, humidity preferences and any additional care it might need to help it grow.

Samurai Sansevieria

LIGHT

Your Sansevieria is adaptable. It prefers medium to bright indirect light, but can also tolerate lower light as well as direct sun.

WATER

Water your Sansevieria only when the soil is completely dry. Water until liquid flows through the drainage hole at the bottom of the pot and discard any water that has accumulated in the saucer.

TEMPERATURE

Your Sansevieria will thrive in temperatures of 55-85 degrees. However, they prefer temperatures on the warmer end of that spectrum.

HUMIDITY

Your Sansevieria prefers a dry environment. No need to mist.

FOOD

Feed once every six months with a liquid fertilizer for indoor plants.

TOXICITY

Your Sansevieria is mildly toxic to pets and humans. Typically, ingestion will cause mouth and stomach irritation and possible vomiting.

ADDITIONAL CARE

Your Sansevieria is an easy, hardy plant and doesn’t require any additional care.

See also: Common Issues →

Sansevieria

LIGHT

Your Sansevieria is adaptable. It prefers medium to bright indirect light, but can also tolerate lower light as well as direct sun.

WATER

Water your Sansevieria only when the soil is completely dry. Water until liquid flows through the drainage hole at the bottom of the pot and discard any water that has accumulated in the saucer.

HUMIDITY

Your Sansevieria prefers a dry environment. No need to mist.

TEMPERATURE

Conditions ranging from 55-85 degrees are fine for the Sansevieria, however, they prefer warmer temperatures.

FOOD

Feed once every six months with a liquid fertilizer for indoor plants.

TOXICITY

Sansevierias are mildly toxic to pets and humans. Typically, ingestion will cause mouth and stomach irritation and possible vomiting.

ADDITIONAL CARE

Sansevierias are an easy, hardy plant and don’t require any additional care.

See also: Common Issues →

Sansevieria Golden Hahnii

LIGHT

Your Sansevieria is adaptable. It prefers medium to bright indirect light, but can also tolerate lower light as well as direct sun.

WATER

Water your Sansevieria only when the soil is completely dry. Water until liquid flows through the drainage hole at the bottom of the pot and discard any water that has accumulated in the saucer.

HUMIDITY

Your Sansevieria prefers a dry environment. No need to mist.

TEMPERATURE

Your Sansevieria with thrive in average household temperatures of 55-85 degrees, but they prefer to be kept on the warmer end of the spectrum.

FOOD

Feed once every six months with a liquid fertilizer for indoor plants.

TOXICITY

Sansevierias are mildly toxic to pets and humans. Typically, ingestion will cause mouth and stomach irritation and possible vomiting.

ADDITIONAL CARE

Sansevierias are an easy, hardy plant and don’t require any additional care.

See also: Common Issues →

Sansevieria Moonshine

LIGHT

Your Sansevieria is adaptable. It prefers medium to bright indirect light, but can also tolerate lower light as well as direct sun.

WATER

Water your Sansevieria only when the soil is completely dry. Water until liquid flows through the drainage hole at the bottom of the pot and discard any water that has accumulated in the saucer.

HUMIDITY

Your Sansevieria prefers a dry environment. No need to mist.

TEMPERATURE

Conditions ranging from 55-85 degrees are fine for the Sansevieria Moonshine, however, they prefer warmer temperatures.

FOOD

Feed once every six months with a liquid fertilizer for indoor plants.

TOXICITY

Your Sansevieria Moonshine is mildly toxic to pets and humans. Typically, ingestion will cause mouth and stomach irritation and possible vomiting.

ADDITIONAL CARE

Your Sansevieria Moonshine is an easy, hardy plant and doesn’t require any additional care.

See also: Common Issues →

Sansevieria Sayuri

LIGHT

Your Sansevieria is adaptable. It prefers medium to bright indirect light, but can also tolerate lower light as well as direct sun.

WATER

Water your Sansevieria only when the soil is completely dry. Water until liquid flows through the drainage hole at the bottom of the pot and discard any water that has accumulated in the saucer.

HUMIDITY

Your Sansevieria prefers a dry environment. No need to mist.

TEMPERATURE

Conditions ranging from 55-85 degrees are fine for your Sansevieria.

FOOD

Feed once every six months with a liquid fertilizer for indoor plants.

TOXICITY

Sansevierias are mildly toxic to pets and humans. Typically, ingestion will cause mouth and stomach irritation and possible vomiting.

ADDITIONAL CARE

Keep your Sansevieria’s leaves clean by wiping them down with a damp cloth every couple of months. This removes dust to optimize photosynthesizing and discourages pests from taking up residence.

See also: Common Issues →

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What's a Sansevieria?

Botanical Classification: Sansevieria trifasciata

About

Sansevieria are characterized by their stiff, upright, sword-like leaves. Their architectural nature make them a natural choice for modern and contemporary interior designs.

If you’re new to plant ownership or are simply looking for an easy-care houseplant, a Sansevieria is the plant for you. These hardy plants remain popular because of their adaptability to a wide range of growing conditions. They can withstand full sun and handle low light—though they will do best in indirect sunlight. And because Sansevieria are native to the arid deserts of West Africa, they do not require much water, especially in the winter.

Fun Fact

Sansevieria are unique in that they perform a specific type of photosynthesis at night which allows them to release oxygen throughout the night, unlike most other plants that release oxygen only during the day.

Pictured Left: Sansevieria
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Sansevieria like to be forgotten – they essentially thrive off of neglect!
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Sansevieria

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