Sansevieria Fernwood Complete Care Guide

Sansevieria Fernwood is a great option for people who don’t have much time to spend on plants. It’s easy to make it happy, and today you’ll find out how.

Scientific name: Dracaena Bacularis

Also called: Sansevieria Mikado


*It was shown that sansevierias are actually dracaenas. I’m still struggling with this name, so I’ll stick to sansevieria for this article 😅

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care meter: 9/10

Sansevieria Fernwood is super easy to care for. Highly recommended for new plant parents.


It’s great if you can provide bright indirect light for this plant. Sansevieria Fernwood can tolerate medium light, but thrives best in bright conditions.

If you don’t have enough light in your home (like… no light), you can help it with artificial lights. Those will do the trick.

Lack of light will show on the leaves, they’ll start yellowing and get mushy.

Sansevieria Fernwood in proper light


Check the soil before watering, it should be completely dry. I water my plant once every 3 to 4 weeks, depending on how hot is outside.

Sansevieria Fernwood doesn’t like excess water, and it’s best to water less often.


Sansevieria Fernwood prefers average temperatures. Anything between 18-26°C is great for them. Don’t let your plant in temperatures below 15°C, ’cause the leaves will suffer.


Humidity should be moderate to low. 40-60% max is ideal for sansevierias in general.


Feeding your Sansevieria Fernwood once a month is excellent. I do that and the plant grows great. I stop fertilizing during winter, but if the plant shows signs of growing, you can still feed it.

I use a balanced NPK ratio of 10-10-10. It should be fine with cacti fertilizer as well.

Sansevieria Fernwood leaf details


The best substrate for Sansevieria Fernwood should let the water drain fast. My mix is one part cacti soil, with one part perlite and one part coco coir.

This plant doesn’t like much water so please don’t use just plain potting soil. It is usually too heavy for houseplants if it’s not mixed with at least perlite.

plastic versus terracotta

Sansevieria Fernwood does well in both plastic and terracotta pots. I love how they look in terracotta, pretty vintage and artsy. So yes, they thrive well in both mediums.

Sansevieria Fernwood in terracotta pot


Repotting is done when you see roots coming out of the drainage holes. Sansevieria Fernwood likes to be more root crowded, so choose a pot only slightly bigger.

You could repot during warmer periods of time, since the roots can recover faster from damage. But that is not a rule, if your plant needs repotting during winter, do it!


Sansevieria Fernwood can be best propagated by division. I wait until the plant gives me new growth. When new pups are stable enough, I remove them from the mother plant and keep them in water to grow more roots. You can plant them directly into soil, but I prefer to see them roots develop first.

Sansevieria Fernwood propagation by division


Sansevierias in general are pretty pest free, and this one is no different. It’s still best to check the plant any time you water it to spot those annoying creatures early on.


Sansevieria Fernwood is not pet friendly, so it’s best to be careful.

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