Sansevieria Sayuri
Plant Care,  Propagation,  Rare Houseplants,  Succulents and Cacti

Sansevieria Sayuri

Welcome to our guide to the Sansevieria Sayuri, covering all you need to know about care and propagation…

Sansevieria Sayuri Care Summary

Light needs:Medium to bright indirect sunlight.
Watering needs:Check soil weekly, only water if soil is dry all the way down.
Fertilizer:A dedicated cactus and succulent feed every 3 or 4 weeks in the spring and summer.
Soil:A cactus and succulent compost (see: Succulent Soil)
Temperature:18-25°C (64-77°F).
Where to buy:Try our list of Rare Plant Shops.
Other names:Sansevieria Metallica.
Common issues:Drooping and mushy leaves due to by overwatering,


The Sansevieria Sayuri is known for its light silvery green color with creamy white borders to it’s leaves, making it a beautiful sansevieria.

See also: Trachyandra Tortilis, Dracaena Compacta (Dracaena Janet Craig), Tigers Jaw Succulent, Sansevieria Fernwood.

Light Needs

They will grow best the more indirect sunlight you give them, but they will be fine ine medium indirect sunlight too.

How Often To Water

You do not want to over water these succulents, check the soil each week with your finger and only water it if the soil is dry all the way down.

Tip: make sure you do not water the plant until the soil is completely dry all the way down, as the biggest killer of succulents is root rot. Pay special attention when the temperatures drop and the end of summer as the soil may still be wet because the plant needs less water when it is colder. If in doubt, underwater it!


I do not feed my sansevierias, but you can feed them a dedicated cactus and succulent feed every 3 or 4 weeks in the spring and summer to encourage growth.


They like a well raining, gritty mix, a cactus and succulent compost is ideal. For more on which to buy or how to make our own see your guide here: Succulent Soil.

When to Repot

You will not need to repot these very often t all, but check the roots just in case once a year to see if they are getting crowded. If they are, give them a bigger pot with more space.


40%. They do not need an special humidity requirements.


The ideal temperature for them is 18-25°C (64-77°F), and try to keep them above a minimum of 5°C (41°F) at night.

How to Propagate Sansevieria Sayuri

You can take a cutting of one of the leaves and cut it into sections of an inch or 3cms each, then let theme callous over for 3 or 4 days, then root them in a glass of water. Once rooted you can pot them up into a cactus and succulent soil mix. It is important that you keep the cuttings the same way up they were on the plant or they will not root.

See also: Succulent Propagation (with pictures).

Is It Toxic To Cats?

They are toxic to cats and dogs if eaten. Seek vets advice if you think your pet has eaten any.

Sansevieria Sayuri Vs Bantel

These are really similar the Sansevieria Sayuri has wider leaves and the Bantel has thinner ones.

Sansevieria Sayuri Scientific Name

Dracaena aubrytiana ‘Sayuri’

Can Sansevieria Be Divided?

Once Sansevieria have grown big enough so that they have a few smaller plants around the base they can be divided buy taking the plant out of it’s pot and take the pups off gently.

Sansevieria Sayuri Floppy

Overwatering can cause the plant to flop nd they can get mushy. If this happens, take the plant out of it soil, and let the rotos dry out for a day, then put it back in dry soil.

Sansevieria Sayuri Drooping

Drooping is another sign of overwatering. You must let the soil dry out each time before water the lant again.

Is Sansevieria Sayuri Poisonous?

They are toxic to pets if eaten. Seek vets advice.

Sansevieria Sayuri Vs Bantel

They are both similar looking but you can tell them apart as the Sayuri has longer leaves and is slightly lighter in color.

Other Names

Sansevieria Metallica.

Where To Buy

Try our list of Rare Plant Shops.

FAQs and Common Problems

Common issues like drooping and mushy leaves are caused by overwatering, so only water it when the soil is completely dry, if in doubt leave it a few days

Other Articles You Might Like

There you have it, here ends our guide to this beautiful plant. You might also like our other articles:

Trachyandra Tortilis, Dracaena Compacta (Dracaena Janet Craig), Tigers Jaw Succulent, Sansevieria Fernwood.

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