Sansevieria trifasciata 'Megan'

Sansevieria trifasciata 'Megan'

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Sansevieria trifasciata have been reclassified to Dracaena, you may see this plant labelled as Sansevieria trifasciata or Dracaena trifasciata

Dracaena trifasciata are part of the Asparagaceae family and its native range is S. India, Sri Lanka. Leaves are thick, sword shaped and pointed with dark green and grey-green horizontal stripes, they are arranged in a rosette and emerge from a rhizome beneath the soil. This cultivar has recurved leaves, giving it a fan-like appearance.

Genus name comes from the Greek ‘drakaina’ meaning dragon. Specific epithet means ‘three bundles’.

Pot: ø 10.5cm.

Height: Approximately 30cm from base of pot.

Light: Bright indirect light, meaning the plant sees the sun for 0-4 hours per day - this could be through trees or a translucent curtain, it’s important for the plant to see the sky in order to thrive. They can tolerate periods of fairly low light (I don't recommend this), but this means minimal growth and very infrequent watering.

Water: Allow the potting mix to dry out completely between waterings, aerate the mix with a few pokes of a skewer or blunt stick, pour water slowly over the top and allow the water to pass through the drainage holes. If the leaves appear wrinkled the plant requires a thorough soaking.

Potting mix: A well draining potting mix composed of coco coir, perlite or vermiculite and pine bark, this could also be amended with some horticultural sand or grit. 

Fertilising: Feed your plant every other watering during the growing season or when you observe active growth. You can dilute fertiliser to half the recommended amount but never add more.

Temperature: 15-30˚C. Dracaena can tolerate short periods of temperatures as low as 10˚C.

Humidity: Average home humidity is fine.

Dracaena are toxic, keep out of reach of pets and children.