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Whale Fin Snake Plants

Sansevieria masoniana 'Shark Fin'

Shark fin Snake or Whale Fin Snake Plants are a unique house plant that is drought and low light tolerant. They are clean air plants and are virtually impossible to kill. Shark Fin Snake Plant is a rare houseplant that we're happy to be able to offer.

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Whale Fin Snake Plants for Sale Online

Snake Plant Whale Fin or Shark Fin Snake Plant is a rare variation of the normal Snake Plant with a unique shape and style that’s extremely low-maintenance. No surprise that its name derives from the plant’s tall, wide whale fin-shaped foliage. These plants are drought-tolerant and grow in low and fluorescent light, making them an excellent office plant. Essentially - this plant is hard to kill, which makes it a great choice for plant newbies.

Snake plants grow excellent in corners or areas with limited space requirements, as they are nearly vertical with little to no horizontal branches or growth. These beloved plants are known for their sharp architectural shape and have the added benefit of cleaning air indoors. Snake Plants are NASA Approved removing benzene, formaldehyde, trichloroethylene, xylene, and toluene from the air inside homes.

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Hardiness Zone: 9-11
Mature Height: 18 Inches
Mature Width: 10 to 18 Inches
Classification: Interesting foliage
Sunlight: Fluorescent light to bright, indirect
Habit: Upright
Foliage: Mottled
Soil Condition: Well draining, cactus or succulent mix (part sand)
Water Requirement: Likes to go dry
Uses: Does well in narrow spaces and in low light conditions
Growzone: 9-11 Whale Fin Snake Plants Hardiness Zone

How to Care for Whale Fin Snake Plants

Before you buy a Shark Fin Snake plant, make sure to read about the care instructions that are required and recommended to keep this plant healthy and thriving.

What type of soil is best for Shark Fin Snake Plants?

What type of soil is best for Shark Fin Snake Plants?

We recommend using a succulent/cactus potting mix with proper drainage for the Shark Fin Snake Plant. Feel free to add 1 part pumice to the plant’s soil for optimal draining. When potting, use a terra cotta pot or any pot with a drainage hole. This plant doesn’t like to sit in water.

How do I fertilize Shark Fin Snake Plants?

How do I fertilize Shark Fin Snake Plants?

Any all purpose, nutrient-rich fertilizer will work for Shark Fin Snake Plants. Jack’s Classic Indoor plant food works well as a powder, quick release fertilizer that is mixed with water to quickly provide nutrients to a plant that has been in a container for an extended time. Osmocote Indoor/Outdoor is an option as a granular, slow release fertilizer that can be applied while potting and planting.

What type of light is required for Shark Fin Snake Plants?

What type of light is required for Shark Fin Snake Plants?

Shark Fin Snake Plants thrive in the lowest light conditions indoors, and can thrive with just fluorescent light. They can handle some bright, indirect light too, but too much light will cause browning. East and West facing windows are great places for this plant to live. If you live in an area with bright sun, be sure to use a curtain to filter the direct sunlight.

How often should I water Shark Fin Snake Plants?

How often should I water Shark Fin Snake Plants?

Shark Fin Snake Plants are drought tolerant and prefer its soil to dry out before watering. We recommend watering your Shark Fin plant once a month, or sooner depending on the light. It does not like to stay or sit in water. Plants that are watered too often will not survive. If unsure, do not water. Shark Fin Snake Plants can go weeks before being watered again.


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