Sansevieria masoniana, Giant Variegated Whale Tail, Giant Snake Plant. Sansevieria masoniana variegata
Sansevieria masoniana variegata

Sansevieria masoniana

Giant Variegated Whale Tail, Giant Snake Plant
Origin: Africa
USDA Zone: 9-11?
USDA Plant Hardiness MapSmall plant 2-5 ftSemi-shadeShadeFull sunModerate waterOrnamental foliage

Sansevieria masoniana variegata - Variegated Snake Plant - is an impressive and rewarding tropical plant, with stunningly attractive light and dark green mottling, spots, and pale yellow edges on its immense blade-shaped leaves. This bright variegated form of the popular Snake Plant is exceptionally easy to care for, and can tolerate a wide range of conditions, from drought to wet and from low to bright light.

Variety Black Gold is a sleek, architectural indoor plant well-known for its low-maintenance nature and stunning gold-edged green leaves. It is a perfect variety for beginners and travelers, as it doesn't require frequent attention. Additionally, it is drought-tolerant, helping to keep water bills low. As if this weren't enough, Sansevieria Black Gold is an air purifier, capable of removing toxins from the air while you sleep.

The Giant Variegated Whale Tail reaches a manageable height of between 2 to 5 feet, and is native to Africa. It enjoys plenty of sun, but also does well in partial shade. It has moderate watering requirements, needing to dry out completely between watering. It's cold-hardy down to the mid to low thirties for a short time and is suitable for USDA Zone 9-11.

When grown in a cold climate, it's important to provide your Sanseviera with an insulated pot and to make sure it's planted in a container with drainage holes. Furthermore, you may need to cover the pot in cold weather and to find a warm, sunny spot in the yard in which to keep it.

Sansevieria masoniana variegata - Variegated Snake Plant - is an easy, rewarding and ornamental tropical plant that's perfect for adding color and texture to any home or office. Thanks to its sturdy nature and wide range of tolerances, Sansevieria is the perfect choice for all levels of plant-keeps.

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