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Shark Fin Snake Plant

Shark Fin Snake Plant

Regular price $38.38 USD
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Common Name(s)Shark Fin, Whale Fin
Botanical Name: Sanseveria masoniana

Shark Fin Snake Plant Description

Sansevieria masoniana features thick, upright leaves that are wide and resemble the fin of a shark, giving the plant its common name. The leaves are a mottled green with lighter variegation and can grow quite large, making it a standout plant in any setting. This species grows slowly and typically has only a few leaves per plant, which can reach several feet in height as it matures.

Care Plan for Shark Fin Snake Plant

Light: Shark Fin Snake Plant tolerates a wide range of light conditions, from low light to bright, indirect light. It is quite adaptable and can thrive even in relatively dim areas, making it suitable for spaces that receive minimal natural light. However, brighter light conditions will promote more vigorous growth.

Watering: Like other snake plants, the Shark Fin is drought-tolerant and prefers the soil to dry out between waterings. Water sparingly, especially during the winter months, to prevent root rot. Always ensure the pot has excellent drainage.

Humidity: This plant does not require high humidity and is very tolerant of dry indoor environments, making it exceptionally easy to care for in most home settings.

Temperature: Keep it in typical room temperatures, between 60-80°F (15-27°C). It can tolerate fluctuations but should be protected from extreme cold.

Child and Pet Safety: The Shark Fin Snake Plant contains saponins, which are mildly toxic to pets and humans if ingested. While not lethal, it can cause nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea, so it’s best to keep it out of reach of children and pets.

General Tips: Fertilize sparingly; a light feeding once or twice a year during the growing season is sufficient. This plant does not need frequent repotting due to its slow growth. If you need to repot, choose a container only slightly larger than the current one.

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