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Sansevieria Sayuri 'Metallica' Floor Plant


The Sansevieria Sayuri 'Metallica' or 'Silver Siam' is a less common variety of Sansevieria that is characterized by its unique, silvery pale green foliage with white vertical striping. It has several common names, yet is most commonly referred to as the 'Snake Plant.' Tough-skinned and almost indestructible, this hardy plant thrives on neglect and is drought tolerant. The most common issue to avoid with this plant is over-watering. If you are new to owning houseplants or looking for a low maintenance plant, add a Sanserveria to your shortlist.

Ed's Plant Profile

  • Botanical Name: Sansevieria Sayuri
  • Common Name: Ceylon Bowstring Hemp, Devil's Tongue, Snake Pant, Mother-in-Law's Tongue
  • Family: Asparagaceae 
  • Native Range: Africa 

Ed's Care Guide

  • Care Level: Easy
  • Light: Thrives in bright, indirect light yet can tolerate low lighting conditions
  • Water: Allow soil to completely dry out between watering. Plant is drought-tolerant and the most common issue is over-watering
  • Humidity: Any level
  • Temperature: 55-85F
  • Pruning: Prune as needed to remove brown or dead leaves and control growth. 
  • Feeding: Fertilize 1/2 strength monthly during spring and summer
  • Propagation: Easily propagated through division
  • Growth: Upright
  • Pests: Typically free from serious disease and pest problems
  • Toxicity: Toxic to humans and pets