plants

Finn

Sansevieria Masoniana victoria

Whale fin plant; Shark fin plant; Mother-in-law’s tongue; Viper’s bowstring hemp

Why we love Finn

The minimalist’s dream plant, he is one single large, elegant leaf. He’s requires minimal attention too, so ideal for beginners.

Most light conditions
Easy care

This product is currently unavailable.

The patch promise

Finn may start to grow extra leaves. If you'd prefer to keep him as a single leaf, just carefully trim them off at the base.

Quick facts

Botanical name

Sansevieria Masoniana victoria

Nickname

Whale fin plant; Shark fin plant; Mother-in-law’s tongue; Viper’s bowstring hemp

Air purifying

Yes

Plant height

30-40cm

Pet/Baby safe

Mildly toxic if ingested

Nursery pot size

12cm

About Sansevieria Masoniana victoria

If you’ve never heard of the Sansevieria family before, they’re the ideal beginner plants. They’re verging on immortal. They thrive on neglect, responding best to the lightest of watering and being left alone. This one is unusual in that it grows as a single leaf. In the wild in Africa, it typically grows into clumps, but as a houseplant it’s likely to remain one beautiful leaf.

Low-key as they are, Snake plants have been treasured all over the world. In Nigeria, they’re associated with Ogun, the deity of war. In other parts of Africa, they’re connected to Oya, the bringer of storms. In China, they’re the ‘Tiger’s tail orchid’; in Japan, the ‘Tiger’s tail’; in Brazil, the ‘Sword of Saint George’; in Russia, ‘Pike’s tail’. Basically, this plant is pretty famous.

Did you know?

In Barbados, Sansevieria is known as the money plant and believed to bring its owner riches. Worth a try.