Plant Care Sansevieria 'Samurai Dwarf'

Sansevieria 'Samurai Dwarf'

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Sansevieria 'Samurai Dwarf' has a Survivor plant personality Survivor

About Sansevieria 'Samurai Dwarf'

Did you know the genus name Dracaena comes from the Greek for ‘female dragon’? Some plants in this genus have thick, red resin which was reminiscent of dragon blood! 🐲 Dracaenas are native to Africa, Asia, and northern Australia, and are known for being super easy to care for. Some species can go months without water, and many can grow well in low sunlight.


Dracaena hanningtonii 'Samurai Dwarf'

Also known as

Samurai Dwarf

How to care for Sansevieria 'Samurai Dwarf'


How often to water your Sansevieria 'Samurai Dwarf'

Water needs for Sansevieria 'Samurai Dwarf'
0.5 cups
every 12

Sansevieria 'Samurai Dwarf' 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 Sansevieria 'Samurai Dwarf'

Water 0.5 cups every

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Finding light for Sansevieria 'Samurai Dwarf' in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Sansevieria 'Samurai Dwarf': 6ft from a window
6ft or less from
a window

Sansevieria 'Samurai Dwarf' 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 Sansevieria 'Samurai Dwarf'

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Sansevieria 'Samurai Dwarf': 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 Sansevieria 'Samurai Dwarf' after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

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Care Summary for Sansevieria 'Samurai Dwarf'

Sansevieria 'Samurai Dwarf'

Sansevieria 'Samurai Dwarf'

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.

What other plant parents say

Sansevieria 'Samurai Dwarf' has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 5
Sansevieria 'Samurai Dwarf' has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 1
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leaf-1 135 Plants
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globe Ottawa, Ontario

Handsome plant- sharp tips keeps cats away. LOVE this guy/gal

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globe San Francisco, CA

This little guy, as well as my other snake plants don’t demand much. I keep him in a well lit area and water him once a month. Same with my other snake plants. They reward me with little pups every few months. Love this plant! Perfect for people with brown thumbs or little time to care for a plant. However, they DO NEED LIGHT! “Low light tolerant” just means that it won’t die immediately from lack of light. It may take months or years before you see it take a turn for the worst, but it will most definitely happen. So put yours in a well lit place and keep away from cold drafts or freezing temperatures. Cold will scar the leaves and eventually kill it.

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globe Bayonne, NJ

So unique and tough

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