Sansevieria Kirkii (Star Sansevieria)

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Sansevieria Kirkii is one the most popular indoor plants around the world. Besides bringing beauty and natural flair into your house, this snake plant benefits you any various ways. Before getting her however, make sure to read this article first in order to find out how to take care for this sansevieria and how to properly love it!

Sansevieria Kirkii Physical Characteristics

sansevieria kirkii physical characteristics

The leaves of Star Sansevieria are long and sword-shaped. They are filled with bright and dark shades of green, making them perfect for every interior.

Sansevieria Kirkii blooms but, not very often. It needs to be grown outside for a better chance of blooming. Her flowers are small, light yellow-green and appear in clusters.

The height of this snake plant ranges from 2 to 4 feet(60 to 120cm). She may need a couple of years to reach her maximum growth.

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Sansevieria Kirkii Care

Sunlight: It needs at least 6 hours of filtered sunlight to thrive. Exposure to direct sun, especially during afternoon can cause sunburn, so if you’re growing it outdoors provide shade.

Temperature: Places with temperature between 60°F to 75°F(15°C to 24°C) are ideal for Star snake plant. This Sansevieria can withstand temperatures below 50°F(10°C), but prolonged exposure to cold or freezing temperatures can cause serious damage to its health.

Water: Sansevierias are succulents so they prone to overwatering. Its important to know how and when to water snake plant. They should receive water ONLY if the soil feels dry. It will need more time to dry out depending on the season. When its time to water your Sansevieria, avoid watering the leaves – water around the base instead.

Soil: Root rot is the main enemy of your Sansevieria’s health. It appears when soil keeps excess water instead of letting it out. So, its important to plant Sansevierias in well-draining soil – learn how to make one here.

Fertilizer: Use diluted succulent fertilizer but, don’t use it very often. Apply it during active growing season(spring and summer) every 4-6 weeks. Anything more than that can use root burn.


Sansevieria Kirkii will outgrow its container after some time. When that time comes, it needs to repotted. Simply remove it from its current container and cut away damaged or dead roots. Get a new, 1-2 inches bigger pot and fill it with well-draining soil. Then, plant your Star Sansevieria in the middle of the pot. Water your snake plant lightly during first couple of days in order to help her recover from stress.

For better appearance, cut the longest leaves of your Star Sansevieria. Also, if you notice brown or yellow leaves, you can cut them too to stop the spread of possible disease.

Propagation can be done using offsets. If offsets have roots, examine them and cut dead or damaged ones. Plant offsets separately and wait for their root system to develop.

Commonly asked questions about Sansevieria Kirkii

A thread from u/catsandfungus: “What is up with my sansevieria kirkii and friends?”

Answer: Yellow leaves and brown tips are not related to a single cause. But, most of the time they can be a sign of overwatering or too much light. Trim yellow leaves and leaves with brown tips. Also, check the roots – if some of them are rotten, cut them. Repot your plant and place it indoors.

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