Dracaena bacularis 'Mikado'
Also known as
Mikado Snake Plant, Cylindrical Snake Plant, Sansevieria bacularis 'Mikado', Mother-in-Law's Tongue
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5 years to reach maturity
This plant has a mild fragrance
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Sansevieria Mikado Overview
Dracaena bacularis 'Mikado' is happy wherever. It can handle partial shade to full sun, but it will grow taller the more light it gets. It is also a succulent in disguise, so only water it little and infrequently! Fun Fact: These plants use a different form of photosynthesis, called CAM, standing for Crassulacean Acid Metabolism. It is an adaptation to dry environments and involves absorbing carbon dioxide and releasing oxygen during the night. This is typically carried out during the day for most plants during photosynthesis. It was previously well known and often sold under the name Sansevieria bacularis 'Mikado'. Also known as Sansevieria Fernwood Mikado, Sansevieria bacularis 'Fernwood Mikado' and Cylindrical Snake Plant. This cultivar produce distinctively patterned, cylindrical stems and is now considered part of the Dracaena genus. The Mikado Snake Plant is an evergreen, stemless succulent species with tall, cylindrical, smooth, green-grey striped leaves. Capable of growing to over 1.7m high, this species' foliage doesn't typically exceed 0.2cm in diameter. Leaves emerge from the base and given the correct conditions, it can produce attractive, scented, white flowers in spring or summer.
Common problems with Sansevieria Mikado
Vine Weevil can attack the roots of plants kept outdoors or in glasshouses.