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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.

Sansevieria

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LIGHT

Sansevierias do best in moderate to bright indirect light. However, they will do fine in low light areas and can also withstand full sun.

WATER

Your Sansevieria does not need much water, and overwatering can cause the plant to rot. Be sure to keep the leaves dry when watering and allow the soil to dry in between waterings. Reduce watering down to once a month during the winter.

HUMIDITY

This plant does not require any extra humidity.

TEMPERATURE

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

FOOD

Fertilize your plant twice a year with a general-purpose plant food.

ADDITIONAL CARE

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

TOXICITY

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

See also: Common Issues →

Sansevieria Moonshine

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LIGHT

Your Sansevieria Moonshine will do best in moderate to bright indirect light. However, they will do fine in low light areas and can also withstand full sun.

WATER

Your Sansevieria Moonshine does not need much water, and overwatering can cause the plant to rot. Be sure to keep the leaves dry when watering and allow the soil to dry in between waterings. Reduce watering down to once a month during the winter.

HUMIDITY

This plant does not require any extra humidity.

TEMPERATURE

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

FOOD

Fertilize your plant twice a year with a general-purpose plant food.

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

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LIGHT

Your Sansevieria Sayuri will do best in moderate to bright indirect light. However, they will do fine in low light areas and can also withstand full sun.

WATER

Your Sansevieria does not need much water, and overwatering can cause the plant to rot. Be sure to keep the leaves dry when watering and allow the soil to dry in between waterings. Reduce watering down to once a month during the winter.

HUMIDITY

Your Sansevieria does not require any extra humidity.

TEMPERATURE

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

FOOD

Feed your plant twice a year with a general houseplant fertilizer.

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 →

Samurai Sansevieria

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LIGHT

Your Sansevieria Samurai will do best in moderate to bright indirect light. However, it will adapt to low light areas and can also withstand full sun.

WATER

Your Sansevieria does not need much water, and overwatering can cause the plant’s roots to rot. Be sure to allow the soil to completely dry out in between waterings.

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 does not require any extra humidity.

FOOD

Feed your plant twice a year with a general houseplant fertilizer.

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 Golden Hahnii

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LIGHT

Your Sansevieria Golden Hahnii will do best in moderate to bright indirect light. However, they will adapt to low light areas and can also withstand full sun.

WATER

Your Sansevieria does not need much water, and overwatering can cause the roots of the plant to rot. Allow the soil to completely dry out in between waterings.

HUMIDITY

This plant does not require any extra humidity.

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

Fertilize your plant twice a year with general-purpose plant food.

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 →

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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.

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

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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