Sansevieria ehrenbergii 'Banana Variegata'
Accepted Scientific Name
Sansevieria ehrenbergii 'Banana'
Sansevieria ehrenbergii 'Banana Variegata' is a dwarf slow-growing succulent with fat boat-shaped variegated leaves. The leaves are gray-green to blue-green with irregular pale yellow markings. They are deeply channeled on the upper surface and curved like a banana, hence the cultivar name.
USDA hardiness zones 10b to 11b: from 35 °F (+1.7 °C) to 50 °F (+10 °C).
How to Grow and Care
Place Sansevierias in moderately bright or filtered light. Good locations include a spot in front of a north-facing window or front of a bright, sunny window covered by a sheer curtain. Although the plant tolerates low light, bright light brings out the colors in the leaves. However, intense light may cause the edges of the leaves to turn yellow.
Allow the soil to dry completely before watering and then water deeply until water drips through the drainage hole. Allow the pot to drain, and then discard the water that remains in the saucer. Never let the soil become soggy, and never let the pot stand in water. Water sparingly throughout the winter. Like most succulent plants storing water in their leaves, Sansevieria rots quickly in excessively wet soil.
Place Sansevieria in average room temperatures. Protect the plant from drafts and cold temperatures as it is damaged below 50 °F (10 °C).
Feed the plant once every three weeks throughout the summer. Use a general-purpose fertilizer for houseplants diluted to one-half of the strength suggested on the container. Sansevieria is a light feeder, and too much fertilizer makes the leaves fall over.
Learn more at How to Grow and Care for Sansevieria.
This succulent is a form of Sansevieria ehrenbergii 'Banana' selected for its variegated foliage.
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