Sansevieria Samurai Dwarf Sansevieria ‘Samurai Dwarf’ (Sansevieria ehrenbergii)
Sansevieria Samurai Dwarf This rare sansevieria ‘Samurai Dwarf’ is believed to have originated in Africa. It has a short stature, only growing 4-6” tall. The short, green leaves have a pronounced V-shape with a slight red tint on the leaf edges and leaf tips, and they arise on the stem in an alternating pattern. Looking down from the top, it creates a pleasing, circular form. Like all sansevierias, it grows best in full sun. Water only when the soil is dry.
|Sun Requirement||Full Sun, Partial Sun|
|Minimum Temperature Indoors||40|
|Plant Type||Easy Grower
Cultural Information – Sansevieria
Light: Full or partial sun; a southern, eastern, or western exposure. Will grow
faster when grown under some direct sunlight.
Temperature: Maintain indoor temperatures above 55 although they will tolerate
temperatures down to freezing.
Humidity: Preferably 50% or higher; however, they will tolerate lower levels with no
Watering: Water thoroughly, until some water trickles from the bottom of the pot,
and then allow to dry down before watering well again. Will rot if grown
too wet. It is important to allow plants to dry out between waterings.
Fertilizer: Low fertilizer requirement; use a balanced low-level fertilizer of 15-15-15
or lower twice each growing season (from May 1st to Sept. 1st).
Pruning: None required.
Not bothered by any insects or diseases.
Comments The Sansevieria is a very vigorous plant that grows from the bottom up
as opposed to growing from the tip. The tips of the plants will often
brown but this does not stop growth. It is a suckering plant that will
quickly send out pups (small new leaves) from the base of the plants. It’s
grown in peat. It tolerates a wide variety of environmental conditions,
from low light levels to extreme dryness.