Sansevieria masoniana 'Variegata'
Accepted Scientific Name
Sansevieria masoniana Chahin.
Sansevieria masoniana 'Marginata', Sansevieria masoniana f. variegata
This plant is a form of Sansevieria masoniana selected for its variegated foliage.
Sansevieria masoniana 'Variegata' is a semi-succulent plant with attractive dark green leaves marked with pale yellow at the edges and sometimes elsewhere. The leaves are up to 4 feet (1.2 m) long and 10 inches (25 cm) wide. If grown in bright light, the plant forms a stalk of white clusters of flowers that arise from the center of the plant.
USDA hardiness zones 10a to 11b: from 30 °F (−1.1 °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 allow the soil to become soggy, and never let the pot stand in water. Water sparingly throughout the winter. Like most succulent plants that store water in their leaves, Sansevieria rots quickly in excessively wet soil.
Place Sansevieria at average room temperature. 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 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.
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