• Sansevieria Samurai in medium varies grower planter
  • Sansevieria Samurai in medium chai eco-planter planter
  • Sansevieria Samurai in medium earl-grey eco-planter planter
  • Sansevieria Samurai in medium coconut eco-planter planter
  • Sansevieria Samurai in medium macadamia eco-planter planter
  • Sansevieria Samurai in medium light naturals-basket planter
  • Sansevieria Samurai in small varies grower planter
  • Sansevieria Samurai in small chai eco-planter planter
  • Sansevieria Samurai in small coconut eco-planter planter
  • Sansevieria Samurai in small macadamia eco-planter planter
  • Sansevieria Samurai in small earl-grey eco-planter planter
  • Sansevieria Samurai in small light naturals-basket planter
  • Sansevieria Samurai Featured Image
  • Sansevieria Samurai Featured Image
  • Sansevieria Samurai Featured Image
  • Sansevieria Samurai Featured Image

Sansevieria Samurai

Sansevieria ehrenbergii 'Samurai'

Size: Small Size Chart
Pot: Eco Planter
Eco Pot

100% Happiness Guarantee. 🎁 Gift options are available in the cart.

  • Pet Warning:Toxic To Ingest

  • Care Level:I'm Easy

  • Approximate Size: 6" to 8" W 10" to 14" H

Sansevieria Samurai is a unique variety of Sansevieria or Snake Plants. Sometimes called Dwarf Snake Plant, it's a short but mighty fighter known for its low maintenance and adaptability to many environments. They are also a tremendous air-purifying plant, perfect to freshen your home!  

Show More

Sansevieria Samurai Care Guide & Presentation

Sansevieria Samurai

Sansevieria Samurai Dwarf: Overview

A unique, rare snake plant, the miniature Sansevieria Samurai (Sansevieria ehrenbergii ‘Samurai’) is a compact plant with thick, dark green, sword-shaped leaves, edged in white. It belongs to the Asparagaceae family and is also known as Dracaena hanningtonii since snake plants have recently been reclassified into the Dracaena genus of plants.

Native to West Africa, the Samurai Snake plant is drought-tolerant and thrives in bright, indirect light. This charming dwarf cultivar of the snake plant grows to only about 6-7 inches in height. Suitable for growing outdoors in hardiness zones 10-11, its miniature size makes it more popular as an indoor plant. Durable and easy-care houseplants, snake plants are known to live for over 20 years, requiring little maintenance. Because of the saponins in its leaves, the Samurai Dwarf Snake Plant is toxic to pets when ingested.

Snake plants are associated with good luck in Feng Shui and bring prosperity into a home. The Samurai Sansevieria, also known as the Samurai Dwarf Snake Plant, is a rare variety growing in popularity. Its compactness and rarity make it an exceptional gift for plant lovers.  

Other excellent Sansevieria varieties that will make you fall in love include the tall, stately Sansevieria Zeylanica (Sansevieria trifasciata Zeylanica) and the silvery-green Sansevieria Moonshine (Sansevieria trifasciata 'Moonshine'). 

Snake Plant: Benefits

  • An outstanding air-purifying plant that cleanses the air from toxins like formaldehyde and benzene
  • A lucky plant in Feng Shui
  • Low-maintenance and adaptable plant
  • It tolerates low-ight conditions
  • Perfect for small spaces

Samurai Snake Plant: Care Guide

One of the strongest benefits of snake plant varieties is that they’re super easygoing and won’t take up much of your time. Just follow these  easy Sansevieria care tips to keep your plant thriving:

Watering and Humidity

One of the most important things to remember is that your Sansevieria Samurai doesn’t require a lot of water, as it’s a succulent. The Samurai Plant prefers its soil to dry out between waterings, and overwatering can seriously harm this tough plant. It doesn’t need more than average humidity and can adapt to dry air.

Light and Temperature

Sansevieria Ehrenbergii Samurai Dwarf flourishes in bright, indirect light and prefers warmer temperatures. Although it can adapt to various light and temperature conditions easily, avoid keeping this plant in direct sunlight because it can scorch its leaves. The optimal temperatures for your Snake Plant Samurai are 55°F-85°F. If temperatures drop below 50°F, bring your plant indoors.

Soil, Feeding, and Repotting

Always use a well-draining cacti or succulent potting mix for your Dwarf Sansevieria, since soggy soil can lead to root rot. Repot once in 2-3 years; the Dwarf Samurai prefers to be slightly rootbound. Snake Plants don’t need a lot of fertilizer to thrive. Overfertilizing can cause more harm than good. Feed your plant twice yearly with a balanced liquid fertilizer diluted to half strength. 


You can propagate your snake plant by cutting off a leaf, placing it in an inch of water in a tall container, and changing the water regularly until you see roots developing. You can then plant it, supporting its leaves until the roots become more robust. Don’t forget to place young Sansevieria Dwarf plants in an indirect light.

Pruning, Cleaning, and Common Issues

For the best Samurai Snake Plant care, prune off damaged or dead foliage and clean your plant’s leaves with a damp cloth to remove dust.

Soft, drooping, and yellowing leaves are a sure sign of overwatering. Move your plant to a sunnier corner, and don’t water it until the soil gets dry. Crisp brown spots on the leaves can signal underwatering. Brown spots can also be caused by sunburn if your plant gets too much direct sunlight. Move it to a place with a mild, indirect sun and let it recover.

Dwarf Snake Plant: Placement, Companion & Alternative Plants

The compact and delightful Sansevieria Samurai Dwarf is a wonderful addition to your home’s plant collection, enhancing the vitality and appeal of your living space.  

Best Locations & Uses

  • Great plant for beginners, due to its low maintenance requirements
  • Small plant that is perfect for desks and other compact spaces
  • Ideal for plant lovers with no pets
  • Excellent low-light plant for bedrooms or dimly lit offices
  • Rare and sought-after plant for your succulent collection

Companion Plants

Group your Snake Plant Samurai with other compact tropical plants to transform your living space into a lush, peaceful oasis:

  • Lemon Button Fern (Nephrolepis cordifolia 'Lemon Buttons'): The cute little Lemon Button Fern has dainty, lacey foliage, and its fronds give off an elusive lemon-like aroma when touched.  
  • Swiss Cheese Monstera Plant (Monstera adansonii): A remarkable and much-loved Swiss Cheese Monstera Plant has large light-green fenestrated leaves that will complement perfectly the upright-growing foliage of your Samurai Plant.
  • Philodendron Pink Princess (Philodendron erubescens Pink Princess'): Lovely and easy to care for, the Philodendron Pink Princess is known for its unique variegated leaves splashed with pink and light green.

Alternative Plants

If you’re a pet owner, here are some beautiful and entirely pet-friendly alternatives to the Dwarf Snake Plant:

  • Bromeliad Neoregelia (Neoregelia Bromeliad): With its thick leaves and bright red inflorescence, the Bromeliad Neoregelia is a striking and exotic-looking plant that is surprisingly easy to care for.
  • Hoya Australis (Hoya australis): A beautiful hanging plant with thick, glossy dark green leaves, Hoya Australis produces clusters of sweetly scented flowers.
  • Calathea Rattlesnake (Calathea lancifolia): The neat Calathea Rattlesnake displays gorgeous, elongated lime green leaves marked with an eye-catching pattern in dark green.

Buy Your Rare Sansevieria Samurai Dwarf From LivelyRoot Today 

Indulge your love for the extraordinary with a stunning miniature Sansevieria Samurai!

Customer Reviews