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Snake Plant Starfish

Snake Plant Starfish

Regular price $58.58 USD
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Common Names: Snake plant Starfish

Botanical Name: Sansevieria Cylindrica

Snake Plant 'Starfish' Description

The 'Starfish' Snake Plant features fan-like clusters of cylindrical, upright leaves that emerge from a central base, closely resembling a starfish. The leaves are dark green with lighter green horizontal stripes. This slow-growing plant maintains a compact size, making it ideal for small spaces like desktops or shelves.

Care Plan for Snake Plant 'Starfish'

Light: The 'Starfish' Snake Plant is versatile and can thrive in a range of lighting conditions, from bright, indirect light to low light. While it can tolerate some direct sunlight, excessive exposure can cause the leaves to scorch. Conversely, too little light can slow growth and diminish the vibrancy of its stripes.

Watering: Water sparingly, as the 'Starfish' has similar watering needs to other snake plants. Allow the soil to dry completely between waterings, and reduce watering in the winter months when the plant’s growth slows down. Overwatering can lead to root rot, which is the most common issue with this type of plant.

Humidity: This plant is not particularly demanding regarding humidity and can thrive in typical household humidity levels.

Temperature: It prefers average room temperatures from 60-80°F (16-27°C). Avoid exposure to drafts and temperatures below 50°F (10°C), as cold can be detrimental to its health.

Child and Pet Safety: Like many other snake plants, the 'Starfish' is toxic if ingested. It contains saponins, which can cause nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea in pets and humans. It’s best to keep this plant out of reach of children and pets.

General Tips: Fertilize with a balanced, water-soluble fertilizer diluted to half strength once or twice during the growing season. This plant generally doesn’t require frequent repotting due to its slow growth rate. Dust the leaves occasionally to keep the plant looking vibrant and to ensure it can photosynthesize efficiently.

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