Sansevieria Whitney

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Sansevieria Whitney is another one of head-turning houseplants coming from snake plant family. This sansevieria is native to African regions, and you know what that means – it doesn’t need too much care and can adapt to pretty much any environment!

Physical Characteristics

sansevieria whitney physical characteristics

Sansevieria Whitney is known for its unique-looking, curled leaves. They are primarily deep-green but their edges are light green, filled dark green stripes.

Sansevieria Whitney rarely blooms. But, when it does, it produces tiny white flowers. It usually blooms during late spring and early summer.

The usual height of this snake plant ranges between 18 to 20 inches(45-50cm). The height of snake plant depends a lot on amount of sunlight and water the plant receives and general care.

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Sansevieria Whitney Care

Sunlight: Since Sansevieria Whitney is an indoor plant, it will need at least 6 hours of bright, indirect sunlight. Indirect sunlight will make her thrive. She enjoys direct sun too, but if she stays under it too much she may develop yellow leaves.

Temperature: Snake plants love room temperatures and this one is no exception. Warm areas with temperature between 65-75°F(18-24°C) will encourage her to grow. Sansevieria Whitney doesn’t like cold temperatures, so make sure to protect her from freezing temperatures during winter months.

Water: Sansevieria Whitney needs to be watered when her soil feels dry. Put a finger inside the soil – if it feels dry, it’s time for watering! Soil will dry out faster during active growing season(spring and summer) and will need more time to lose its moisture during winter.

Soil: Sansevieria Whitney should be planted in well-draining soil, because it prevents roots from rotting. You can get succulent/cactus potting mix or learn how to make your own soil here.

Fertilizer: Use fertilizer once every 4-6 weeks during spring and summer only. Everything more than that can cause root burn.


If you think your Sansevieria Whitney needs more room to grow or fresh soil you should repot it. All you need to do is to remove her from its current container, check its roots(trim ones that are damaged or dead) and plant it in a new bigger pot filled with well-draining soil. It will need a couple of days to recover from stress, so water it lightly.

Pruning your sansevierias can be beneficial if they develop yellow or diseased leaves. You can also prune them if you want to keep them under desired size.

There are few ways to propagate Sansevieria Whitney:

  • Leaf – cut a healthy leaf and divide it into pieces. Let every piece dry in order to form a callus. Once they do plant them in well-draining soil. Water lightly until roots develop.
  • Division – divide your snake plant into smaller sections making sure every section has roots attached. Plant every section in well-draining soil.
  • Water – cut a leaf and place it in water, submerging the cut end. Change water regularly – it must be clean. Once the roots develop, plant the leaf in well-draining soil.

Commonly asked questions about Sansevieria Whitney

A thread from u/faelynndrake: “Whitney snake plant. Had for over a year with zero problems. Noticed the leaves dying on the mother plant (must have happened in the last month). Watering every 4-5 weeks in the growing season. Help! I’m afraid to water incase overwatering is the cause.”

Answer: If your Sansevieria Whitney is planted in well-draining soil, you should not worry about overwatering. If the soil is alright, the problem may be in light. Make sure it gets 6-8 hours of bright, filtered sunlight every day. Everything less than that can cause this problem.

sansevieria whitney with yellow leaves

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