Common Names: Samurai Snake Plant, Banana Snake Plant
Origin: Africa, Madagascar, Southern Asia
Foot Candles: 30 - 100
Water: Let dry
Humidity: Not required
Temperature: 18°C - 26°C
Soil: Well draining potting mix
Container: Planter with drainage
Nutrients: 10-10-10 Monthly
Propagation: Seed or leaf cuttings
Interiorscape Use: Novelty plant
Common Pests: Mealybugs, Aphids, Spider Mites, Scale, Thrips.
Common Issues: Root rot when sitting in water. Cold drafts cause brown tips. Fluoride in water will cause brown stripes.
Comments: One of the most ‘bulletproof’ plants available for interiors. Leaves are hard and woody. Typically known as ‘Sansevieria’ but was recently moved into the genus Dracaena after DNA testing was done on the plant cells.
Toxicity: Ingestion of large quantities can cause vomiting, depression, nausea, diarrhea, anorexia, hyper-salivation, and dilated pupils (cats).