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Sansevieria Mikado

Dracaena bacularis 'Mikado'

Also known as

Mikado Snake Plant, Cylindrical Snake Plant, Sansevieria bacularis 'Mikado', Mother-in-Law's Tongue

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Full Sun
Easy care
Light watering


RHS hardiness


Minimum temperature

Expected size








5 years to reach maturity


  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has a mild fragrance

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A pot of Sansevieria bacularis 'Mikado' Snake Plants
A close up of a Sansevieria bacularis 'Mikado' plant in a pot
A photo of Sansevieria Mikado

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.

How to propagate Sansevieria Mikado



Special features of Sansevieria Mikado

Pot plant

Attractive leaves

Attractive flowers


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