Sansevieria Masoniana, also known as Whale Fin Snake Plant is a member of snake plant family. It stands out from other snake plant because of its large, unique-looking leaves. Aside from its leaves, you’ll find out how to take care of this snake plant and how to recognize it!
Sansevieria Masoniana Physical Characteristics
As I previously mentioned, Sansevieria Masoniana’s leaves are huge! They are green, paddle-shaped and filled with light green stripes and dots.
After couple of years of growing Whale Fin Sansevieria, you might see small, tubular, greenish-white flowers, but that’s not guaranteed. Sansevierias in general don’t bloom, but their chances of producing flowers can improve if they are grown outside.
Aside from its leaves, this snake plant is huge in general. It has a potential to reach heights up to 4 feet(120cm). However, the height of Sansevieria Masoniana depends a lot on general care provided by you.
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Sansevieria Masoniana Care
Sunlight: Sansevieria Masoniana needs at least 6 hours of bright, indirect sunlight every day. Couple hours of direct sun is beneficial for her health too but, make sure to keep it away from it during afternoon.
Temperature: Everything between 70-90°F (21-32°C) is perfect for Whale Fin Sansevieria. While this snake plant may tolerate a wide range of temperatures, make sure to protect it from freezing ones.
Water: How much and when you need to water Sansevieria Masoniana depends on soil and season. It’s best to water this snake plant once the soil dries out. Soil will need more time to dry during winter compared to spring and summer.
Soil: Snake plants need to be watered thoroughly when summer comes but, it’s important that soil doesn’t keep excess water as it may lead to root rot. Make sure to get well-draining soil or make one yourself.
Fertilizer: Sansevieria Masoniana prefers weak fertilizers. So, make sure to get succulent fertilizer. Before you use it, dilute it with water in order to make it weaker. Apply it only during active growing season(spring and summer), once every 4-6 weeks.
Sansevieria Masoniana is slow-growing plant so, it should be repotted after a couple of years or once she outgrows its current pot. First step towards repotting your snake plant is to remove it from its current pot. Then, take a look at her roots – make sure to cut dead or damaged ones. Once you do, transplant your snake plant into a bigger pot filled with well-draining soil. Gently care for your sansevieria first couple of days – she will need time to recover from stress so, she’ll need light amounts of water and indirect light.
Sansevieria Masoniana can get sick and of the signs of a disease can be found on her leaves. If you notice diseased leaves, make sure to cut them to keep your plant healthy and disease-free.
Propagating snake plants is a straightforward task than can be done using leaf cuttings. Cut a leaf and let it form a callus. Once it does, plant it in well-draining soil. Roots will develop after some time, but by then make sure to water sparingly. Another way of propagation is division – if your Sansevieria Masoniana has offsets, remove her from soil. Separate the offsets and plant each of them in a separate container.
Commonly asked questions about Sansevieria Masoniana
A thread from u/shtstain: “Sansevieria masoniana, whale fin – Why is the new growth so thin/skinny compared to the main leaf.”
Answer: Your Sansevieria Masoniana reverted back to it’s original variety. Almost all sansevieria cultivars come from Sansevieria Trifasciata. This means, if you propagate your sansevieria through leaves, only one cell type will grow into your new plant and other cells won’t. This is nothing to worry about, your propagated sansevieria looks amazing!
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