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Dracaena bacularis 'Fernwood' - Snake Plant



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This substantially sized bullet-proof plant is not only impossible to kill, it's also a top-notch air purifying plant. 


Dracaena bacularis                    

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Common Names: Rod Leaf Snake Plant, Fernwood Snake Plant, Mother-in-Law’s Tongue, Saint George’s Sword, Vipers Bowstring, Jinn’s Tongue, Devil’s Tongue

Family: Asparagaceae

Origin: West  Africa

Growth: Clumping

Light: Low

Foot Candles: 30 - 100

Water: Let dry 

Humidity: Not required

Temperature: 18°C - 26°C

Soil: Well draining potting mix

Container: Self-watering planter

Nutrients: 10-10-10 Monthly  

Propagation: Seed or leaf cuttings

Interiorscape Use: Green barrier, low-maintenance plant, planters in shaded areas

Common Pests: Mealybugs, Aphids, Spider Mites, Scale, Thrips.

Common Issues: Root rot when sitting in water. Cold drafts cause brown tips. Heavy leaves may flop. Fluoride in water will cause brown stripes. 

Comments: One of the most ‘bulletproof’ plants available for interiors. Leaves are hard and woody. Typically known as ‘Sansevieria trifasciata’ but was recently moved into the genus Dracaena after DNA testing was done on the plant cells. 

Toxicity:  Ingestion of large quantities can cause vomiting, depression, nausea, diarrhea, anorexia, hyper-salivation, and dilated pupils.

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