- Sansevieria masoniana 'Victoria'
Sansevieria masoniana 'Victoria'
Caring for your new leafy green friends
Please don’t put me on or close to a radiator, the heat will dry me out.
Take me out of any ceramic pots when watering to stop my roots rotting.
I need light to survive. Please give me light!
I don’t like draughts! Keep me away from any cold spots in the house.
Sansevieria have recently been reclassified to Dracaena. Dracaena masoniana 'Victoria' is native to Democratic Republic of the Congo and is part of the Asparagaceae family. These strong single blades are incredibly eye-catching. They can grow up to 4m and if grown in bright light they can form a stalk of white flower clusters.
This plant is toxic, keep out of reach of pets and children.
Height: Approximately 45cm from base of pot.
How do you care for a whale fin plant?
Care for a whale fin plant by keeping it in average room temperature, but be sure to keep it away from draughts. Moderately bright or filtered light is best for this plant; although it can tolerate lower light, a brighter spot would bring out the colours in the leaves.
Allow soil to dry out completely between waterings. Then water until droplets come out of the drainage holes. Feed every few weeks in summer - half recommended dosage. Dracaena aren't big feeders and their leaves will fall if over fertilised. Use coco coir and cactus mix - a fast-draining medium is essential.
How do you separate whale fin Dracaena?
Separate whale fin Dracaena when the plant is beginning to outgrow its pot or is becoming root-bound. Inspect the plant by removing the plant from its pot and seeing where you may be able to make divisions. Using a sharp, sterilised garden knife, make your cuts ensuring that each divided plant has a section of thicker roots to establish itself with. Repot each new section into its own pot with well-draining potting mix. You may need to use stakes or pebbles to lend each plant stability whilst they settle in.
Is Sansevieria masoniana a Dracaena?
Sansevieria masoniana is also known by Dracaena masoniana. The plant was named and classified as Sansevieria after its discovery in South Africa and Southern Asia, however, molecular phylogenetic studies have led to it being placed in the Dracaena genus, part of the Asparagaceae family.
How big do whale fin plants get?
Whale fin plants can grow as big as 1.2 metres tall and up to 25cm wide.
Is Dracaena masoniana poisonous to pets?
Dracaena masoniana is known to be mildly toxic to pets as it contains saponins. This chemical is produced by the plant as a defence mechanism against insects or fungi. Unfortunately, this chemical can cause gastrointestinal upset in pets, so it’s best to keep this plant out of their reach.
Delivery & Returns
Please be aware that your plant may vary from the picture as this is a living item. Variations of shape and colour are perfectly natural and to be expected. We will send you a plant as close to the picture and description as possible. The picture shown is an example of what's in stock unless stated otherwise.
Our plants are sent with a detailed care guide to help you look after them. You must provide the adequate conditions to keep them alive.
Shipping & Delivery
We can only ship within the UK. Orders from abroad cannot be fulfilled and will be cancelled & refunded.
We pack and ship all orders on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays to prevent plants waiting in transit over the weekend.
We do send all our plants via next day delivery, however couriers can sometimes take longer.
We guarantee our plants 14 day from receipt. We guarantee to send happy and healthy plants, however, it is your responsibility to care for them and we cannot be held responsible for neglect or mis care. Please send us a picture within 24 hours of receiving your plant and we'll help you out with your issue.
If returning your order, please keep all original packaging and use this to send the plant back to us. This will ensure the plant is kept as safe as possible on its return.
To allow the plant to acclimatise in its new home, there should be no repotting of the plant for a minimum of 14 days after receipt. If any plant has been repotted or a cutting has been taken then we are not able to accept returns.
We are happy to replace your plant if it is very badly damaged in transport. The loss of a leaf in transport on a healthy plant should not generally be cause for any concern. We cannot give a refund for snapped leaves.