Sansevieria kirkii ‘Friends’

star sansevieria

From £22.95

A twist on the classic Snake Plant. The Star Sansevieria is a new species, recently brought into cultivation.

Origin: Tanzania
Genus: Sansevieria
Species / Cultivar: kirkii var. 'Friends'
Common Name: star sansevieria
Synonym: Dracaena pethera

Plant Biography

Sansevieria ‘Kirkii Friends’ is similar to the regular ‘Mother-in-Law’s Tongue’ but the leaves are narrower with a distinct groove down the centre, folding the leaf vertically into a V section.  It is every bit as tough.

Sansevieria kirkii ‘Friends’
Light: Bright Indirect
This plant likes sun, but keep out of direct sunlight. Best placed in an area near a window.
Soil: Indoor Potting Mix
Enjoys moist well drained soil with composted organics and some drainage material.
Temperature: 12 - 24°C
Temperature range at which this plant is healthiest and grows best.
Growth Rate: Slow
Expect to see quite small amounts of growth over the years.
Water Requirement: Light Watering
Water when several cm of soil depth is dry to the touch. Water must draining easily away.
Humidity: Medium
Easygoing in regular home conditions, keep away from cold draughts and heat sources.
Maintenance: Low
Requires no attention beyond correct position and watering. An ideal starter plant!
Eventual Height: 1m
The plant's ultimate height in typical growing conditions.
Care Size & Guidance

Care Size & Guidance

The Star Sansevieria is a brilliant choice for both new and seasoned plant owners alike, providing impressive towering vertical forms whilst being one of the easiest plants to look after.

Though it tolerates shade, Sansevieria kirkii is at its best in well lit environments. Nonetheless, it is a slow growing plant in any lighting conditions.

Water when the soil has dried out several centimetres, allowing it to dry out further in winter months, never left sitting in moisture.

Expert Tip

Like all other Mother-in-Law plants, the Star Sansevieria thrives on neglect, just make sure not to overwater it! Otherwise, it can survive in most lighting conditions and can survive without watering for prolonged periods of time.