Snake Plant 'Starfish'| Sansevieria cylindrica var. patula 'Boncel', 6 – PlantX US

Snake Plant 'Starfish' Sansevieria cylindrica var. patula 'Boncel', 6"

Snake Plant 'Starfish' Sansevieria cylindrica var. patula 'Boncel', 6"

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$17.99
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Quick Description

The thick succulent cylindrical leaves of the Snake Plant ‘Starfish’ stack upwards in an alternating pattern creating a large star-fish shaped plant.

Key Information and Plant Overview

  • Other Common Names: Starfish Snake Plant, Boncel Snake Plant
  • Binomial Name: Sansevieria cylindrica var. patula 'Boncel'
  • Care Level: Easy
  • Light: Bright indirect light - low artificial light. 
  • Water: Allow soil to dry completely
  • Pet Friendly: No

A close rival of the ‘Whale Fin’ for the most unique snake plant. Thick succulent cylindrical leaves stack upwards in an alternating pattern creating a large star-fish shaped plant. The Boncel makes a great coffee table or desk plant!

PlantX Top Tip: This bonsai-style snake plant requires a heavy pot to balance out the weight of the large leaves that branch outwards.

How to Care for Snake Plant ‘Starfish’

  • Light: Prefers bright indirect light to low artificial light. 
  • Water: Water once a month or when the leaves have become slightly wrinkled. Allow the soil to become completely dry in between watering.
  • Humidity: Average relative humidity of 25% to 49%
  • Temperature: Average from 18°C to 24°C (65°F - 75°F)
  • Fertilizer: Follow a monthly fertilizing schedule when the plant is actively growing. In most cases, this is in the spring and summer. Use a balanced fertilizer - this means a ratio of NPK that is all the same. Ex: 10-10-10.
  • Soil: Use a well-draining, high organic matter soil mix.
  • Propagation: Removal of pups
  • Repotting: Can be done every 12-18 months. Choose a pot that is 2” larger in diameter than the original pot.
  • Cleaning Tip: Dust every few weeks to keep it nice and clean.
  • Toxicity: Toxic. Keep away from pets and children.

Snake Plant ‘Starfish’ - Common Problems

My plant is turning brown and very soft. This could be a sign of overwatering. Reduce watering immediately and allow the soil to fully dry out before watering again.

My plant is starting to shrivel. If your plant is starting to shrivel that usually means it’s time to water. Allow the top 1-2” of soil dry in between watering but once it starts to shrivel up, it’s definitely time to water.

There are brown leaf tips forming on my plant. Try to implement a more consistent watering routine. Water once a month or when the leaves have become slightly wrinkled. Allow the soil to become completely dry in between watering.

Signs of Overwatering: New growth becomes soft and brown and the leaves begin to drop.

Common Pests: Spider mites, mealybugs, thrips, fungus gnats.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a Sansevieria Boncel? A close rival of the ‘Whale Fin’ for the most unique snake plant. Thick succulent cylindrical leaves stack upwards in an alternating pattern creating a large star-fish shaped plant. The Boncel makes a great coffee table or desk plant!

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