The Fernwood 'Mikado' belongs to the Sansevieria genus that has most recently been placed nowadays in the Dracaenaceae family of plants. Native to Africa, the Fernwood Mikado is a compact hybrid Snake Plant that features dark green leaves with light green tiger-print striping. Leaves are narrow, and with maturity, get longer and arch outward slightly. This plant is extremely resistant and can adapt to most indoor environments, but prefers bright light for best growth.
Ed's Plant Profile
- Botanical Name: Sansevieria Fernwood
- Common Name: Mikado
- Family: Asparagaceae
- Native Range: Africa
Ed's Care Guide
- Care Level: Easy
- Light: Can tolerate any lighting conditions but prefers bright light. Low light conditions will stifle growth.
- Water: Allow soil to completely dry out before watering. Plant is drought-tolerant.
- Humidity: Medium
- Temperature: 50-85F
- Pruning: Prune as needed to remove brown or dead leaves and control growth.
- Feeding: Fertilize with a general-purpose plant food only during spring and summer.
- Propagation: Easily propagated through division
- Pests: Generally resilient to pests
- Toxicity: Toxic to humans and pets