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Plant Know-How: Sansevieria cylindrica 'Boncel'

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Often referred to as a Starfish Sansevieria, Sansevieria cylindrica 'Boncel' is the smaller counterpart to Sansevieria cylindrica. Unlike Sansevieria cylindrica which can become very large, this compact cultivar remains small and is ideal for the plant parent with limited space. Sansevieria are usually given to new plant parents for their perceived invincibility. These sturdy plants are often labeled as needing no light, very little water, and as being all around un-killable. While they are easy going plants, this kind of information can often do more harm than good. Sansevieria are still living, growing plants and do require the same things all plants do: light and water. Giving a beginner plant parent an "un-killable" plant without giving them the correct care often leads to dead plants and deterred people. To help solve any of your Sansevieria woes we've got tips on care here to help your Sansevieria cylindrica 'Boncel' thrive!
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Light: While Sansevieria are sometimes sold as no light plants they do still require some level of natural light. They can grow in conditions ranging from low light to bright indirect light. Be mindful that the amount of light your Sansevieria lives in will dictate how often it will need to be watered.

Water: Allow your Sansevieria cylindrica 'Boncel' to go all the way dry in-between watering. If your plant is in a low light area you will need to water significantly less often than if it is grown in bright indirect light. Be sure to check soil all the way down the pot to ensure your plant isn't sitting in moist soil. A moisture meter is a great tool for this!

Did you know? Sansevieria were recently reclassified into the genus Dracaena. Sansevieria remains a synonym though- and it's one we have a hard time letting go of!

Feeling ready to bring home one of these spiky plants? We have Sansevieria cylindrica 'Boncel' available in a range of sizes! We are open for in store shopping so you can come pick out your perfect plant!