Sansevieria Pinguicula (Walking Sansevieria)

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Sansevieria Pinguicula, also known as Walking Sansevieria, is a snake plant native to Kenya. This plant is recognizable for its leaves, which set it apart from other sansevierias. Walking Sansevieria, like most of its relatives, purifies the air and fills your house with freshness.

Sansevieria Pinguicula Physical Characteristics

sansevieria pinguicula physical characteristics

The leaves of Walking Sansevieria have a sword shape like every other snake plant – except they are very short. They exhibit dark green color with bright spots. Their tips are pointed and very sharp.

Sansevieria Pinguicula can produce small clusters of white/light green flowers, but very rarely. It will have a better chance to bloom if its growing outside. Its blooming season starts in late spring and ends in early summer.

The usual height of Walking Sansevieria ranges from 12 to 18 in (30 to 45 cm). How much it will grow depends on the amount of light it gets, the size of the pot, and general care.

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Sansevieria Pinguicula Care

Sunlight: Walking Sansevieria thrives under bright, indirect sunlight. Expose your snake plant to filtered light at least 6 hours a day. If you snake plant sits under direct, scorching sun for a long period, it may get sunburn.

Temperature: Temperature between 25°C to 35°C (77°F to 95°F) is ideal for Sansevieria Pinguicula. She can withstand colder temperatures too if the soil is dry. However, its best to protect her from freezing and hot temperatures.

Water: This snake plant should be watered when soil feels dry. Soil will dry out faster during spring and summer, and slower during winter. So, you’ll know when your Sansevieria needs water. When it needs however, water her thoroughly. Don’t water her leaves – they store water.

Soil: Walking Sansevieria is a succulent, so its prone to overwatering if it isn’t planted in well-draining soil. Succulent or cactus potting mix will make your snake plants thrive.

Fertilizer: Sansevierias should get some nutrients during their active growing season(spring and summer). Apply diluted fertilizer for succulents every 4-6 weeks during active growing season only.


After 1-2 years of growing, your Walking Sansevieria might need to be repotted because she became root bound. If she did, remove it from her pot and examine her roots. Trim damaged and dead ones if you notice them. Next, get a 1-2 inches bigger pot and fill it with well-draining soil. Plant your sansevieria in the middle. Remember to water it less during first couple of days – let it recover.

Improper care, diseases or aging can lead to yellow, brown and diseased leaves. You can get rid of them by simply cutting them away.

Almost every Sansevieria grows offsets, and this one is no exception. You can use those offsets for propagation. All you need to do is to remove them from soil, examine their roots and plant them separately. Water them lightly until their roots develop.

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