How to care for any Sansevieria

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

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What's a Sansevieria?

Botanical Classification: Sansevieria trifasciata


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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Architectural and sturdy. This plant is easy to care for and highly adaptable.
very easy, perfect for beginners, low to bright light

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