Sansevieria Fernwood Care

Sansevieria Fernwood Mikado

Basic Sansevieria Fernwood Care

This low maintenance succulent plant is great for beginner or busy plant parents as they don’t need much tending to and will grow in most environments! Below you’ll find everything you need to help your Sansevieria Fernwood thrive…

Medium Light

I prefer areas that aren’t too bright or shady. Finding a balance is important.

Water Infrequently

I can be quite sensitive to root rot so be careful not to overwater me.

Low Humidity

I grow best in pretty dry environments so don’t try and increase the humidity.

Draining Soil

I like a mix that includes peat moss and perlite as these prevent my roots from becoming water-logged.

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Detailed Sansevieria Fernwood Care

Whether you're looking to make sure your Sansevieria Fernwood is in it's perfect conditions, or looking to see if one could work for your space. We've got you covered.

They can adapt to most light levels

One of the great things about the Sansevieria Fernwood is that it can adapt to nearly any spot in your home. Keep it away from intense direct light as this can scorch the leaves, but any other light level will be totally fine for your plant.

Water the Sansevieria Fernwood sparingly

As it is a type of succulent, Sansevieria Fernwood plants really don’t need much water as they are sensitive to root rot. Every couple of weeks in summer, and once a month in winter should be plenty.

Make sure the potting mix has dried out fully before watering again to avoid root rot and fungal diseases.

They are happy in most temperatures

Another reason why the Sansevieria Fernwood is just so easy to care for is that they don’t mind lower temperatures. Average room temperature is ideal but they can tolerate it a little cooler.

Don't increase the humidity

Sansevieria Fernwood plants don’t need a boost of humidity and actually prefer slightly drier conditions.

Avoid misting or using a humidifier too close or it can turn the leaves mushy.

Fertilising is totally optional

Sansevieria Fernwoods will survive well without any fertilising at all. However, if you do want to feed your plant then we recommend using a cactus/succulent specific fertiliser once a month during the warmer months and not at all during autumn/winter.

There are a few ways to propagate a Sansevieria Fernwood

Propagating a Sansevieria Fernwood can be pretty simple and there are a few ways to do it.

Either take a leaf cutting and growing in fresh water until roots appear. Or you can also propagate a Sansevieria Fernwood by dividing the mother plant into several smaller plants. Or you can wait for rhizomes to grow from the main plant and propagate those. Note that it can take a few years for your Sansevieria Fernwood to be mature enough to produce rhizomes so the first two options are better for less mature plants.

Sansevieria Fernwood plants are air-purifying

Sansevieria Fernwoods are great for offices or bedrooms as they filter toxins out of the air and release oxygen at night (when lots of other plants produce carbon dioxide).

Sansevieria Fernwoods are toxic

Unfortunately, Sansevieria Fernwood Mikado plants are toxic to pets and humans and can cause stomach issues if digested.

Sansevieria Fernwood Care Starter Kit

We've put together this great little starter kit that includes all of the equipment and information you'll need to take proper care of your Sansevieria Fernwood.

Common Problems with your Sansevieria Fernwood

Here are some common issues that you might run into. It's important to diagnose any issues early to give your plant the best chance of bouncing back.

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Sansevieria Fernwood Mikado plants are very slow growers and you will struggle to really see new growth happening, even in the summer months. Be patient though as with the right conditions and care your Sansevieria Fernwood can grow up to 1 metre tall.

It can happen that the leaves on your Sansevieria Fernwood fade or develop sunspots if exposed to too much bright direct light. This is especially common during summer when the sun is at its strongest. Move your plant to a slightly shadier spot in your home to stop this from occurring.

Brown leaf tips on a Sansevieria Fernwood can be caused by watering issues and especially inconsistent watering. Make sure that you find the routine that suits your plants’ needs and adjust this throughout the seasons. Sansevieria Fernwood plants don’t like going from very dry to soggy all the time.

We don’t recommend trimming the brown tips off as Sansevieria Fernwoods scar very easily and this can damage the leaves more than just leaving them.

Soft mushy leaves on a Sansevieria Fernwood plant is most commonly caused by overwatering. Although the soil may not feel waterlogged, Sansevieria Fernwoods don’t need much water and can very easily develop root rot. Switch out the potting mix if needed and cut back on your watering.

Yellow leaves on a Sansevieria Fernwood is a sign of either too much light or too much water. Check the position of your plant throughout the day as well as the moisture levels in the soil and adjust the environment/ watering routine accordingly.

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