Shark Fin

English name:

Shark Fin

Latin name:

Sansevieria masoniana 'Victoria'

About me:

I am a mono-phyllic species. In the wild I grow in clumps, but as a housplant I will remain a single, frozen, seagreen wave. I have a large surface area with dappled markings and a surrounding band of brown.

Useful to know:

Origin

I am native to Africa, brought to Europe from the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Height/Growth

I have been known to rach 1 meter high, but it'll take me long time to get that big!

Light

I like bright filtered light, but I'm also quite forgiving and can cope with low light conditions for a while.

Water

Only water me when my soil is completely dried out. In Winter this could be once every 2 months, and in the Summer once every few weeks. Please don't overwater me.

Temperature

I'm not too fussy but I prefer the warm and definitely want to be warmer than 10°C.

Feeding

I won't need much feed, but a little diluted all-purpose fertiliser during the growing season might be nice.

Grooming

No grooming required. Just admire me!

Care

To encourage growth, repot me every year or two into a slightly larger pot.

Toxicity

Keep me away from pets and children.

Fact

I am great for clearing formaldehyde from the air AND I give off oxygen at night, so I am handy to have in the bedroom.

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