Sansevieria Stuckyi (Elephant Tusks Plant)

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This succulent is native to Africa, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, and Kenya. Sansevieria Stuckyi grows in dry arid conditions. Its physical appearance, low maintenance Sansevieria Stuckyi care, and long life make it a popular choice among a popular variety of succulents. For those new succulent enthusiasts, Sansevieria Stuckyi is a perfect fit especially since it can survive well indoors.

Family:Dracaena
Genus:Sansevieria
Scientific Name:Sansevieria Stuckyi
Other Names:Elephant Tusks Plant
Growth Season:Autumn and Spring season
Preferred Temperature65 to 85 degrees Fahrenheit (18 to 27 degrees Celsius)
Hardiness Zone:USDA Hardiness Zone 10b to 12
Average Mature Height & Width:7 feet tall and over 1 foot in diameter
DormancyWinter season
Toxicity:Might be mildly toxic to animals and humans when ingested. Among the symptoms to watch out for are diarrhea, mouth and skin irritation, vomiting, and drooling. Therefore, it is essential not to leave your pets and kids unattended around Sansevieria Stuckyi.
Sansevieria Stuckyi Summary

Plant’s Physical Characteristics

Among the noticeable features of Sansevieria Stuckyi are its cylindrical “leaves” that are actually its stems. It has a vertical growth habit making it a perfect indoor plant option. Young Sansevieria Stuckyi has dark green leaves and as they mature pale green horizontal stripes begin to appear. Eventually, your mature Sansevieria Stuckyi will also take on a lighter shade of green. It has a leathery texture and sharp tips. Occasionally, especially for those Sansevieria Stuckyi that grows outdoors, a tall inflorescence appears with white small flowers. It has a shallow root system that makes it sensitive to overwatering.

Sansevieria Stuckyi Care

Generally, it is s low maintenance succulent that is perfect for new plant lovers. It can tolerate low, partial shade, and indirect sunlight. When placed indoors, indirect bright sunlight through a window is advisable but full sunlight would be perfect for your succulent.

Sansevieria Stuckyi needs regular watering. On average, this succulent only needs watering once every 10 to 14 days during its growing season. During its dormant season, lessen its watering to twice a month.

Make sure to use a loose, aerated, and well-draining soil mixture for your Sansevieria Stuckyi. A standard cactus soil might be dense for this succulent which is why it is advisable to just create your own mixture. Simply combine 2 parts garden loam soil, 1 part perlite, 1 part coir, and 1 part horticultural sand. Sansevieria Stuckyi needs very little feeding requirement. You may feed it once a year preferably during the Spring season. Use a balanced fertilizer that is diluted to half-strength.

Sansevieria Stuckyi Growth

You may propagate your Sansevieria Stuckyi through leaf cuttings, plant division, offset division, and seeds. The easiest way to propagate among these options is through plant division. Simply lift your succulent from the soil, carefully remove any excess soil around the roots, and separate the roots and leaves into two or more clumps. After that, you may now replant each clump into its own pot.

For leaf cuttings, what is crucial is to use sterilized garden scissors and to allow your cuttings to be calloused for a few days prior to replanting.

Propagation through seeds is feasible but would take more time and have the lowest success rate. Generally, seeds are rarely produced and it takes at least a month for the seeds to germinate. It is advisable to propagate your Sansevieria Stuckyi during the Spring season.

Sansevieria Stuckyi doesn’t need much pruning. You may trim your succulent once it grows too long and started to lean on one side. Due to the shallow root system of this succulent, it is advisable to avoid any unnecessary repotting. Repot your Sansevieria Stuckyi once every two to three years or when it starts to grow bigger than its current pot. Do not forget to use fresh soil when repotting to avoid the transfer of any diseases.

Lastly, to avoid any pests, it is advisable to wipe your Sansevieria Stuckyi with a damp cloth at least once a week. Wiping your succulent prevents the build-up and infection of common pests such as mealybugs and spider mites.

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