Sansevieria Sayuri Care

sansevieria sayuri

Last updated on August 18th, 2022 at 06:45 am

Sansevieria sayuri, also known as the sansevieria lion’s paw or sansevieria warneckii, is a perennial houseplant that has been popular for over 100 years. It is versatile and can be used in many different areas of your home. The sansevieria will thrive in any type of light condition, making it perfect for indoor plants with photosynthetic needs.

Did you know sansevieria sayuri is called the “mother-in-law’s tongue” because it often grows in the corners of people’s houses? It is a houseplant that can grow as high as 2 feet and has leaves with soft, glossy edges. This plant looks great on its own or paired with other plants – it will create an attractive focal point in any room!

In addition to being beautiful, sansevierias are also very low-maintenance plants that require little attention from their owners! If you’re looking for a new plant friend to bring into your home, sansevieria sayuri might be the perfect choice for you.

In this blog post, we will discuss sansevieria sayuri – a houseplant that is all-purpose and has been popular in Japan for centuries. This plant can be grown indoors or outdoors, and it thrives in many different climates.

Origin and description

sansevieria sayuri

The sansevieria sayuri is a plant native to West Africa. It thrives in the high temperatures and humidity of its homeland, but it also does surprisingly well indoors as long as you give it plenty of light. This makes it an ideal candidate for indoor houseplants that can be brought out into your yard during the hot summer months. The plant does well in a variety of soil types and potting conditions. As long as you know what to look for, it can be quite easy to take care of this houseplant.

The sansevieria sayuri is also sometimes called the baby jade plant because its leaves resemble those of true jades (Crassula) and because it can grow as large as one or two feet. A baby jade plant is just a young sansevieria sayuri, which will eventually outgrow its name-sake once it reaches adulthood.

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To stay healthy indoors, the sansevieria sayuri needs plenty of light with indirect bright sunlight being ideal for the plant. This is because the plant doesn’t like harsh direct light which can burn its leaves, especially if it’s moved outside during the summer months to enjoy some fresh air and sunshine. If you are keeping your baby jade plant indoors all year round, then fluorescent lights are a good alternative source of indirect bright sunlight for the plant.

Sansevieria sayuri propagation

sansevieria sayuri

It’s simple to propagate sansevieria sayuri. The best time is when the plant has produced its flower (spring) or after flowering in the summertime. Cut at least one inch of stem and place it in a pot with a soil mixture containing equal parts peat moss, perlite, and sand. Keep the medium moist and in six weeks, you should see new roots.

Sansevieria sayuri is an easy plant to grow indoors and outdoors with little maintenance. It thrives on neglect so it makes a good houseplant or office deskmate because of its low-water requirements. The sansevieria’s pretty leaves are long-lasting when cut and make great gifts too.

Sansevieria sayuri care

sansevieria sayuri

The sansevieria sayuri is a fairly adaptable houseplant that can handle several different conditions, but it still needs to be watered regularly and have the soil in its potting mix kept moist throughout the year. If you’re growing your baby jade plant outside during the summer months, then it will likely need more water than if it is kept indoors. When growing outdoors, this houseplant prefers soil that has neutral to slightly acidic pH levels with good drainage for the roots to thrive.

Light requirements

Sansevieria sayuri plant is a low-light tolerant species. As long as the light levels are at least 30% of what they would receive outdoors, your sansevieria will be happy! Whether you prefer bright or shady spaces for this all-purpose houseplant, it’s up to you.

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Soil/potting mix

Sansevieria like loose, well-draining soil. General potting mix will work great for your sansevieria! If you want to make it even better, add perlite or sand into the potted plant.

General potting mix with perlite/sand mixed in will be great for your plant! If you want to make it even better, add a half-strength liquid fertilizer once a month during the active growth period (spring through fall).


Your sansevieria needs little fertilizer. Generally, once or twice a year is more than enough for this low-maintenance plant! If you want to get the best out of your houseplants and maintain them properly, feed your plants with a half-strength liquid fertilizer every month during their active growth period (spring through fall).

For fertilizing sansevieria, we recommend using Green Dream Bamboo + Fish Emulsion once a month during the active growth period.


Your sansevieria should be watered thoroughly and then allowed to dry before watering again. Check the soil’s moisture level by sticking your finger about an inch into the potting mix; if it feels moist, hold off on giving more water until its top layer is completely dry.


Sansevieria sayuri plant can tolerate temperatures between 45°F (approx. room temperature) and 95°F, but needs to be kept away from extreme cold or heat.


Sansevieria sayuri plant prefers humidity of 50-60%. If you live in a dry area, try misting your plant occasionally or stand its pot on top of moist pebbles.


Sansevieria sayuri plant is a slow grower, so you probably won’t have to do much pruning. However, if your sansevieria starts looking too big for its pot or develops yellow leaves, it may need some grooming! Remove the yellowing foliage and cut back any long canes that are growing outside of the pot.

When to repot

If your sansevieria has grown too large for its pot, repot it in spring. Remove the soil from the roots and replace it with fresh potting mix.

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sansevieria sayuri

Sansevieria plant loves summer, so you can expect its active growth period to be in spring through fall. During the wintertime when your Sansevieria Sayuri is less likely to grow or when there is no active growth, it might enter a dormant phase! Put down the watering and let nature do its thing.

Flowers & Fragrance

In the case of sansevieria, their flowers are small and insignificant. They don’t have a scent either!

Growth rate

Sansevieria sayuri is a slow grower. Generally, it can reach around 20 inches in height by 24 inches wide over the course of its lifetime.


All parts of the Sansevieria plant are poisonous, especially to dogs and cats! The sap can also cause skin irritations in some people. It is important not to ingest any part of this all-purpose indoor houseplant.

USDA Hardiness Zones

Sansevieria sayuri plant can be grown indoors in USDA Hardiness Zones 11-12.

Pests and diseases

The Sayuri sansevieria is very resilient and can resist most pests, including mealybugs. However, if the plant becomes too large for its pot or there’s a lack of light, it might develop fungal diseases.


Sansevieria sayuri plant is an all-purpose indoor houseplant that can be grown easily even by beginner gardeners. It’s great for people with busy lifestyles because it doesn’t require much care and attention!

It’s very low maintenance, easy to grow (requires little watering), deer resistant & suitable for home or office decor.

It’s also associated with the following: evergreen, all-purpose indoor houseplant, low-light tolerant, and drought-tolerant!

Last but not least – sansevieria sayuri plant is perfect for beginner gardeners or people with busy lifestyles because it doesn’t require much care and attention!