10 years to reach maturity
This plant has a mild fragrance
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Whale Fin Overview
Dracaena masoniana is a succulent evergreen perennial species in the Asparagaceae family. It was previously well known as Sansevieria masoniana and is often still sold as such. The common names Whale Fin and Shark Fin refer to this plants habit of forming one large, upright leaf at a time. It originates from the Democratic Republic of the Congo, this is where the first plant samples were collected from and thus this plant was marketed as a cultivar called Sansevieria masoniana 'Masons Congo' when it first appeared in cultivation. The cultivar 'Victoria' is almost identical. When grown in certain lighting, it can appear more blue-silver in main colour compared to this species. This plant is commonly grown indoors as a houseplant for the foliage, it is tender and won't survive freezing temperatures outside of tropical climates. It is tolerant of neglectful watering and can prosper in medium to low-lighting, hence its popularity as a houseplant.
How to harvest Whale Fin
Generally not harvested.
How to propagate Whale Fin
Remove in late summer & pot on.
Leaf cuttings can be done in Spring or early Summer.
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Other uses of Whale Fin
A low maintenance plant that is prefect as a house plant in conservatories or sub tropical indoor greenhouses.