Plant Care Star Canary

Star Canary

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Sansevieria Dracaena

How to care for Star Canary


How often to water your Star Canary

Water needs for Star Canary
0.5 cups
every 12

Star Canary needs 0.5 cups of water every 12 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Calculate water needs of Star Canary

Water 0.5 cups every

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Finding light for Star Canary in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Star Canary: 6ft from a window
6ft or less from
a window

Star Canary can tolerate being far from a window and light source.

Place it less than 6 feet from a south-facing window to ensure it receives enough light to survive 💪.

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How to fertilize Star Canary

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Star Canary: repot after 2X growth

Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.

By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.

To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Star Canary after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

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Care Summary for Star Canary

Star Canary

Star Canary

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 12 days


< 6ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

Based on the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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Dracaena 'Star Canary' is a tender evergreen perennial succulent cultivar popular for its striking new bright-yellow leaves. These slowly mature to green, providing a backdrop for its more unique colourful leaves. Previously classified as part of the Sansevieria family, this plant is still frequently sold as Sansevieria 'Star Canary' or Snake Plant 'Star Canary' and makes a wonderful houseplant for its ease of care. Preferring indirect bright light, and well-draining soil only water these plants when the soil has thoroughly dried out, for best results.

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