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Swords of living silver, the Sansevieria Metallica is a rarer breed amongst its relatives. As the name suggests, powdery sage foliage contoured with silvery stripes and a fine rust trim triumph towards the light. A champion in anyone's plant collection.
Please note: some scarring may occur on the leaves.
Sansevieria trifasciata Metallica - Snake Plant Care & Info Guide
Drier than the Sahara Desert? Not a problem for the Metallica as they are drought tolerant! Allow the soil to dry out in between watering to avoid root rot.
Time for a trim? If your Metallica has experienced some additional scarring or damage to one or two leaves, you can slice the leaf back into its beautiful pointed shape using a sharp, sterilised blade.
Squeaky clean! Make sure to wipe the stems of your Metallica regularly to remove any dust and help maximise its air purifying powers.
Sansevieria trifasciata Metallica is a relatively hardy plant which enjoys conditions from full sun to light shade and is also able to adapt to low light conditions if preferred, though be aware this may affect growth rate and saturation of the leaves.
This plant has adapted to a dry climate so can withstand periods of drought. Allow the soil to dry out completely before watering, then water thoroughly and allow to drain freely. Do not allow the plant to sit in water as this will cause root rot. Water even less in the winter.
The Metallica Snake Plant will be happy in temperatures between 15°C and 23°C. It can also tolerate temperatures as low as 10°C (but no lower) for short periods.
The Metallica snake plant thrives in normal household humidity. Avoid humid locations but if brown tips develop, consider occasional misting.
Apply a weak dose of cactus or general purpose feed once a month at most during the growing season. Sansevieria are low maintenance plants and don't need a lot of food.