Plant Care Whale Fin Snake Plant

Whale Fin Snake Plant

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

About Whale Fin Snake Plant

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.

Taxonomy

Dracaena masoniana
Dracaena
Asparagaceae
Asparagales

Also known as

Mason's Congo, whale fin sansevieria and Sansevieria Masoniana

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.

FAQs
Difficulty Level

Whale Fin Snake Plant is generally considered an easy-to-care-for plant and makes a great choice for beginners!


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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 5
Whale Fin Snake Plant has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 4
Whale Fin Snake Plant has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 2
Whale Fin Snake Plant has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 2
Whale Fin Snake Plant has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 1
Megan avatar
@Megan
leaf-1 86 Plants
xp 14,504 XP
globe Washington, DC
11/24/2021

What can I say - it’s a snake plant. Known for being easy for good reason. Don’t overwater this baby and you’ll be fine!

Jujubeans avatar
@Jujubeans
leaf-1 50 Plants
xp 4,373 XP
globe Decatur, GA
11/15/2021

Be patient, the plant will coincide it’s growth with the size of the pot, don’t let it get root bound, it will slow down its journey. It will surprise you with a baby if you take care of it. Be mindful of overwatering likes soil that drains well,

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Survivor Survivor
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Rjg avatar
@Rjg
leaf-1 123 Plants
xp 104,514 XP
globe Austin, TX
06/02/2021

Love this cute snake variation.

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Survivor Survivor

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