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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. It stays fairly compact, and growth is near-vertical without branching.

Growzone: 9-11

As Low As: $24.95

1. Choose Size & Quantity
Size Price Quantity
6 Inch Pot $24.95
10 Inch Pot $58.95
2. Choose Recommended Add-Ons
Product Price Quantity
Espoma Organic Potting Mix
4 Quart Bag
$16.95
Jack's Classic Houseplant Special Fertilizer
8 oz. Tub
$17.95
Osmocote Plus Outdoor and Indoor Plant Food
2 LB Shaker
$26.95
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The Snake Plant Laurentii (Sansevieria trifasciata) is a very low-maintenance plant. This houseplant is so hardy that people often joke about them being almost impossible to kill. It sports stiff, vertical, glossy foliage that is striped 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 extremely drought-tolerant. Well known as a plant that cleans the indoor air of toxins. They're very easy to grow and have wonderful green and gold variegated foliage.

Pups or new Snake Plants appear in the same container as the mother plant and are sent out on runners underground. These new plants can be dug up and divided to yield new small pups that can be planted in their own container. Snake Plants are very slow-growing and handle extremely low light conditions.

It is most often used as a striking background for smaller plants in containers or mixed planters. The modern design trend in the average home is to keep the plant separate from others and have it standing upright adding vertical elements to a room.

Snake plants do extremely well 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 part sun as long as they are transitioned to handle higher levels of light.

Learn more about caring for snake plants!


Growing 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
This Plants Growzone: 9-11 Snake Plant Hardiness Zone

How to Care for Snake Plant

Before you buy a Laurentii Snake Plant, make sure to read about the recommended care instructions to keep this plant healthy and thriving.

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 just fluorescent light. They can handle some bright, indirect light too, but too much light will cause browning and their variegation to fade. This makes 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. It does not like to stay or sit in water. Plants that are watered too often will not survive and run the risk of developing root rot. 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. Jack’s Classic Indoor plant food works well as a powder, quick release fertilizer that is mixed with water to quickly provide nutrients to a plant that has been in a container for an extended time. On the other hand, Biotone Starter or Osmocote Indoor/Outdoor is an option as a granular, slow-release fertilizer that can be applied while potting and planting. Any type of fertilizer offers nutrients that help plants with the transition to a new environment. All of these fertilizers may be used when planting Snake Plants.

WHAT SOIL SHOULD I USE FOR MY SNAKE PLANT?

WHAT SOIL SHOULD I USE FOR MY SNAKE PLANT?

A well-draining soil is recommended. If the soil holds too much moisture, the roots will be more prone to rotting. We recommend Espoma Organic Potting Mix. We have found this soil to retain the perfect amount of moisture needed for Snake Plants to thrive.


Frequently Asked questions

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