The Night Owl Snake Plant ‘Sansevieria Night Owl’

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This plant’s foliage is variously colored depending on location and growing conditions. The leaves may be green, cream, or yellow, all variegated and shiny. It is a cultivar of Sansevieria trifasciata, and it has relatively long leaves at 2 feet high.

Family:Asparagus.
Genus:Dracaena/Sanseviera.
Scientific Name:Sansevieria Trifasciata ‘Night Owl’.
Other Names:  Dracaena Trifasciata ‘Night Owl’ Mother in Law’s Tongue, snake plant.
Growth Season:Spring to fall.
Hardiness Zone:USDA Zone 9-11.
Toxicity:Plants in this genus are toxic to pets and humans. They cause gastrointestinal symptoms such as drooling, vomiting, and diarrhea.
Sansevieria Night Owl Summary

Sansevieria Night Owl Physical Characteristics

The average mature height and width are, respectively, 10 to 24 inches high and eight to 10 inches wide. This plant has dark green lance-shaped leaves with yellow or creamy patterns. It absorbs carbon dioxide at night and releases oxygen, making it good for bedrooms or studies. Plus, it helps clean the air.

It can sometimes bloom throughout the year, producing small, white flowers from a long stalk during specific periods, especially in summer. These flowers are not fragrant.

The roots of this plant are usually in the soil, absorbing water and nutrients to support the plant’s growth. They help anchor the plant and contribute to its overall health.

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Sansevieria Night Owl Care

Temperatures: It grows fastest between 21 to 32oC (70 and 90oF). It will likely suffer injury and die if kept in temperatures under (10oC) 50oF for extended periods. For example, its leaves will have an unhealthy shade of yellow and die.  

Watering: Watering this plant is important for its well-being. You should water it when the top inch of the soil feels dry to the touch. Make sure not to overwater. It may need more frequent watering during its growing seasons, usually in spring and summer. In contrast, it reduces watering during dormant periods, like fall and winter. Always adjust the watering schedule based on the specific requirements of the plant and the environmental conditions.

Light: This plant enjoys bright, indirect sunlight. Please put it in a place where it gets lots of filtered sunlight. While it can handle a bit of direct sunlight, too much might hurt its leaves. So, ensure it gets the right light to keep it healthy and growing well.

Soil: Use soil that drains well. This plant doesn’t like too much water around its roots, so a soil mix that lets water flow out is excellent. Consider using soil made for succulents or cacti. It stops too much water, keeping the roots in good shape.

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