Sansevieria Samurai (Sansevieria Ehrenbergii)

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This plant is native to the dry regions of Africa and Asia; it is also known as Sansevieria Ehrenbergii. Besides looking great, it purifies the air, removing some of its most common in-house toxins.

Scientific Name:Sansevieria Ehrenbergii
Other Names:Dracaena Ehrenbergii, Samurai Dwarf, East African Wild Sisal, The Sword of Sansevierias.
Growth Season:Spring and summer
Preferred Temperature:It grows fastest between 15 to 30oC (59 and 86F). It will likely suffer injury and die if kept in temperatures under (4.4oC) 40oF for extended periods.
Hardiness Zone:USDA Zone 10-12
Average Mature Height & Width:It is four to six inches tall with the same width.
Dormancy:This plant doesn’t go dormant but slows down in winter.
Toxicity:Toxic to pets and humans. When ingested, they cause gastrointestinal symptoms such as drooling, vomiting and diarrhea. Also, the sap can cause inflammation to the skin when touched.
Sansevieria Samurai Summary

Sansevieria Samurai Physical Characteristics

Unlike many of its cousins in this genus, Sansevieria Samurai has a stem less than 25 cm high, but the plant’s leaf base conceals it. It has a woody rhizome that is usually underground. The rhizome creeps to a wide area, allowing the plant to cluster and propagate by division. The rhizome is between 2.2-2.6 cm thick. 

The leaves are spreading, and they have a grove down the middle that opens up towards the top of the leaf. They are greyish–green on the outer part but may have yellowish variegation. The leaf margin is brownish-red.

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