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Starfish Snake Plant

SCIENTIFIC NAME: Dracaena cylindrica var. patula 'Boncel' (FKA Sansevieria)

KNOWN AS: African Spear Plant, Cylindrical Snake Plant, Spear Sansevieria, Spear Orchid

CLIMATE (LOCATION): West Africa | Tropical Savannah

DESCRIPTION: This snake plant is different from other plants because it has chubby leaves that look like spears. People often pot them in multiples to create an effect that looks like they're underwater.

Starfish Snake Plant Care

When the soil is about 50% to entirely dry, water it thoroughly. Make sure not to overwater at any cost. watering may be even less frequent during winter months or in less light.
This plant can adapt to most light conditions, but it prefers bright, indirect light with a few hours of direct light per day for optimal growth.
Snake plants don't mind high humidity, but they will appreciate it if you mist them every once in a while. This will help remove dust from their leaves.
This plant is good for indoor temperatures, but may not like cold drafts or dry heat from vents.
Snake Plant leaves are mildly poisonous to both pets and humans. If ingested, the leaves will cause mouth and stomach irritation as well as vomiting in some cases.
To propagate a Snake Plant, you only need one leaf/spear. Cut the leaf at the base of the soil, and then cut it into multiple sections horizontally. Keep the leaf upright, and put it in water. Roots will grow. You can also propagate through division by separating the dense clusters of leaves into independent plants. Just make a clean cut through the rhizome (the much thicker, horizontal "root") and pot up!

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Starfish Snake Plant Lighting Requirements: High Light (Bright Indirect Light); Low Light Tolerant

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