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Snake Plant

Sansevieria trifasciata 'Laurentii'

Also known as Mother in Law's Tongue, these popular, low-maintenance houseplants have beautifully variegated foliage that reaches a maximum of about 36 inches.

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The Snake Plant Laurentii (Sansevieria trifasciata) is a very low-maintenance plant that is so hardy that people often joke about them being almost impossible to kill. It sports stiff, vertical, glossy, striped foliage in different shades of green. In addition, there is a bold yellow stripe that lines the edge of each leaf. This low-light houseplant is drought-tolerant and well known for its air-purifying properties.

Pups or new Snake Plants appear in the same container as the mother plant and are sent out on runners underground. This new growth can be dug up and divided to yield new small pups that will grow into new Snake Plantes with the proper care. Snake Plants are very slow-growing and handle very low light conditions.
People use Snake Plants as a striking background for smaller plants in containers or mixed planters.

Snake plants look great in offices or buildings where they can live away from windows or natural light. They can be moved outdoors during the summer months and into the part sun as long as they are slowly reintroduced to handle warm summer sunlight.

Learn more about caring for snake plants!

*Decorative containers are shown are for display purposes only. All plants are shipped in plastic nursery containers unless otherwise specified. If you would like to order a peace lily in a decorative container, visit our potted plant's collection.


Hardiness Zone: 9-11
Mature Height: 30 to 36 Inches
Mature Width: 10 to 18 Inches
Classification: Colorful foliage
Sunlight: Fluorescent light to bright, indirect
Habit: Upright
Foliage: Green, variegated
Soil Condition: Well draining, cactus or succulent mix (part sand)
Water Requirement: Likes to go dry
Uses: Does well in narrow spaces and in low light conditions
Growzone: 9-11 Snake Plant Hardiness Zone

How to Care for Snake Plant

After you purchase your Snake Plant, be sure to read the recommended care instructions to ensure your plant stays happy and healthy for years to come!

What type of light does Snake Plant require?

What type of light does Snake Plant require?

Snake Plants thrive in the lowest light conditions indoors, living with only fluorescent light. However, they can handle some bright, indirect light, but too much will cause their foliage to brown and variegation to fade. These light requirements make Snake Plants the perfect indoor plant to be used in an office, bathroom or an accent in a bedroom.

When should I water my Snake plant?

When should I water my Snake plant?

Snake Plants like to dry out almost completely between watering. Allowing their soil to dry out completely will help avoid any risk of root rot disease. Plants that receive too much water too often will become damaged because their roots will be sitting in too much water for too long. If unsure, do not water. Snake Plants can go weeks before being watered again. It is better to water snake plants from the bottom if possible.

What type of fertilizer should I use with my Snake plant?

What type of fertilizer should I use with my Snake plant?

Any all-purpose foliage fertilizer will work for Snake Plants. Indoor houseplant fertilizers fall into two groups: water-soluble, liquid quick release, and granular, slow-release fertilizers. When you are potting or planting your Snake Plant try Biotone Starter or Osmocote Indoor/Outdoor as a granular, slow-release fertilizer option. Any fertilizer offers nutrients that help plants transition to a new environment.

What Soil Should I Use for My Snake Plant?

What Soil Should I Use for My Snake Plant?

Snake Plants thrive in well-draining soil conditions because if their soil holds too much moisture, their roots will be prone to rotting. We recommend using Espoma Organic Potting Mix when planting your new houseplant. We found this soil retains the perfect amount of moisture needed for Snake Plants to grow happy and healthy!


Frequently Asked questions

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