Plant Care Whale Fin Snake Plant
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Whale Fin Snake Plant

5.0 out of 5 (4 experiences)

Whale Fin Snake Plant has a Survivor plant personality Survivor
Whale Fin Snake Plant has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves

Also known as

Mason's Congo and whale fin sansevieria

Taxonomy

Dracaena masoniana
Dracaena
Asparagaceae
Asparagales

How to care for Whale Fin Snake Plant

Water

How often to water your Whale Fin Snake Plant

Water needs for Whale Fin Snake Plant
0.5 cups
every 12

Whale Fin 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 Whale Fin 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 Whale Fin Snake Plant in your home

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

Whale Fin 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 Whale Fin Snake Plant

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

Care Summary for Whale Fin Snake Plant

Whale Fin Snake Plant

Whale Fin 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

Whale Fin Snake Plant has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 3
Whale Fin Snake Plant has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 2
Whale Fin Snake Plant has a Pet friendly plant personality Pet friendly 2
Whale Fin Snake Plant has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 1
Ferngirlfriend avatar
@Ferngirlfriend
leaf-1 3 Plants
xp 64 XP
globe Norman, Oklahoma
07/14/2021

so big. so good.

Pet friendly Pet friendly
Rjg avatar
@Rjg
leaf-1 77 Plants
xp 7,403 XP
globe Austin, Texas
06/02/2021

Love this cute snake variation.

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Survivor Survivor

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