Plant Care Glimmering Star Snake Plant

Glimmering Star Snake Plant

Taxonomy

Dracaena trifasciata hahnii 'Glimmering Star'
Sansevieria
Asparagaceae
Asparagales

How to care for Glimmering Star Snake Plant

💦 Water

How often to water your Glimmering Star Snake Plant

Water needs for Glimmering Star Snake Plant
0.5 cups
every 12

Glimmering Star Snake Plant 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 Glimmering Star Snake Plant

Water 0.5 cups every
12

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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5"
☀️ Light

Finding light for Glimmering Star Snake Plant in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Glimmering Star Snake Plant: 6ft from a window
6ft or less from
a window

Glimmering Star Snake Plant 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 💪.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Glimmering Star Snake Plant in your home 🏡.

🪴 Nutrients

How to fertilize Glimmering Star Snake Plant

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Glimmering Star Snake Plant: 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 Glimmering Star Snake Plant after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

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💡 FAQs
💦 Water Needs

Glimmering Star Snake Plant thrives in dry soil and should be watered sparingly. Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

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☀️ Sunlight Needs

Glimmering Star Snake Plant 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 💪. Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement in your home 🏡.

Glimmering Star Snake Plant Light Requirements →

Glimmering Star Snake Plant Direct Sunlight Needs & Tolerance →


🐶 🐈 👶 Toxicity

Greg does not have confirmed data on this plant’s toxicity. If you, a family member, or a pet consumes plant material of unknown toxicity, it’s always best to consult a medical professional.

If you or someone else ingested this plant, call Poison Control at US (800) 222-1222. If a pet consumed this plant, contact your veterinarian or the ASPCA at US (888) 426-4435.


💨 Humidity

Glimmering Star Snake Plant enjoys lots of humidity. Provide humidity for your plant by watering regularly and thoroughly, since plants absorb most water through their root system rather than their leaves. They may also benefit from being placed next to a humidifier.

Glimmering Star Snake Plant Humidity Needs →


🪴 Soil

Glimmering Star Snake Plant is very sensitive to wet soil, so choose a potting soil that drains very well and doesn’t retain too much moisture. A good soil will have lots of perlite or vermiculite for drainage and some organic matter for nutrition. A few handfuls of perlite added to regular store-bought cactus soil will do the trick!

Best Soil Mix for Glimmering Star Snake Plant →

When and How to Successfully Repot Glimmering Star Snake Plant →


💩 Fertilizer

Glimmering Star Snake Plant grows very slowly and doesn’t require added fertilizer. Replacing your plant’s potting soil once a year should provide them with more than enough nutrition. Remember, plants get their energy from sunlight, not fertilizer!


❄️ Dormancy

It’s common for Glimmering Star Snake Plant to go dormant in the summertime and you may notice their growth slow down. Waterings should be spaced out more during this time.


🌎 Native Region

Glimmering Star Snake Plant is native to Africa and Southeast Asia.


🧐 Troubleshooting

When troubleshooting a sad-looking houseplant, start by checking for signs of distress in its leaves, such as yellowing, browning, or drooping, which can indicate overwatering or nutrient deficiencies.

Inspect the soil moisture; too dry or too wet soil can cause problems.

Ensure the plant is getting the right amount of light, as too much or too little can stress it.

Finally, consider environmental factors like temperature and humidity, and adjust care routines accordingly to revive your plant.


Care Summary for Glimmering Star Snake Plant

Glimmering Star Snake Plant

Glimmering Star Snake Plant


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 12 days

Placement

< 6ft from a window

Nutrients

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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