Plant Care Starfish Snake Plant
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Starfish Snake Plant

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Starfish Snake Plant has a Survivor plant personality Survivor
Starfish Snake Plant has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves

Also known as

Spear Orchid and Skyline Spear

Taxonomy

Sansevieria cylindrica var. patula 'Boncel'
Sansevieria
Asparagaceae
Asparagales

How to care for Starfish Snake Plant

Water

How often to water your Starfish Snake Plant

Water needs for Starfish Snake Plant
0.5 cups
every 12

Starfish 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 Starfish Snake Plant

Water 0.5 cups every
12

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
Light

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Finding light for Starfish Snake Plant in your home

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

Starfish 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 💪.

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Nutrients

How to fertilize Starfish Snake Plant

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

FAQs
Water Needs
Sunlight Needs

Care Summary for Starfish Snake Plant

Starfish Snake Plant

Starfish 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.

What other plant parents say

Starfish Snake Plant has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 6
Starfish Snake Plant has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 2
Starfish Snake Plant has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 2
Starfish Snake Plant has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 1
Starfish Snake Plant has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 1
Starfish Snake Plant has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 1
Lizmco9 avatar
@Lizmco9
leaf-1 6 Plants
xp 147 XP
06/24/2021

It’s a beautiful plant

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Blooms easily Blooms easily
Survivor Survivor
Browns easily Browns easily
Treehuggin_jess avatar
@Treehuggin_jess
leaf-1 90 Plants
xp 3,009 XP
globe Norfolk, Virginia
06/02/2021

Likes all light conditions, super easy to care for, and makes little babies that can be separated and potted. Lovely little plant.

Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Survivor Survivor

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