Sansevieria trifasciata, Snake Plant (var. laurentii) Plant is a popular houseplant with leaves having dark green centers that are surrounded by light yellow to gold edges.
What makes it special:
- NASA recommended air purifier plant.
- Best plant for AC rooms, office desk, etc.
- Zero maintenance plant.
- Best indoor plant for low light condition
- Popular houseplant with wavy cross stripes.
||Sansevieria trifasciata, Snake Plant (var. laurentii) - Plant
||5 inch (13 cm) Grower Round Plastic Pot (Black)
family Asparagaceae Sansevieria trifasciata belongs to the family Asparagaceae. Leaves are erect, fleshy, sharply-pointed, sword-shaped, deep green with light gray-green horizontal stripes. Leaves arise in a rosette from a thick rhizome. Small fragrant greenish-white flowers bloom on mature plants. Flowers and fruit rarely appear on indoor plants.
A plant has horizontal bands of light greyish-green and bordered with a creamy yellow margin of variable width which is parallel with the veins of the leaf.
||12 inch (30 cm)
*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
||Snake plant, mother-in-law tongue, tongue of a devil.
|Maximum Reachable Height
||Up to 4 feet
||Easy to grow.
Planting and care
Keep the plant indoor with bright indirect natural light or bright artifical light.Protect the plant from direct harsh sunlight as it can cause damage to the foliage. SoilThe soil should be well drained and fertile rich in oragnic content. WateringPoke your finger/plain small stick into the soil to check the moisture. Water when top soil (1-2 inches) feels dry to touch.Water thoroughly in the summer and reduce watering in winter and rainy season.Application of FertilizerDuring the main growing season feed the plant with organic fertilizer once a month.Loosen the topsoil without disturbing the roots of the plant so it can uptake the nutrients and moisture easily.Re-pottingWhen a plant outgrows in current pot, re-pot with fresh potting soil and some fertilizer.Do the re-potting late evening and keep the plant in shady area for 2 to 3 days and then move the plant in its suitable climatic condition.For re-potting procedure click here
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Plant ProtectionRemove dead, infected or damaged plant parts and dispose them away from the planting area.Spray Neem, Eucalyptus or Citrus oil for any insect/pest attack, as a primary treatment.DontsEasily grows in AC rooms but away from AC vents.Do not over-water the plant especially when pot does not have drainage holes.
Sansevieria trifasciata care
Initial care for 1-2 weeks after receiving plant at your location:Keep the plant in natural indirect bright Light.Poke your finger/plain small stick into the soil to check the moisture. Water when top soil (1-2 inches) feels dry to touch.Do not re-pot for min. 2 weeks after receiving it.Key requirements to keep plant healthy:
||Bright indirect natural light or bright artificial light.
||Poke your finger/plain small stick into the soil to check the moisture. Water when topsoil (3-4 inches) feels dry to touch. Water thoroughly in the summer and reduce watering in winter and rainy season.
||Soil should be well drain and fertile, rich in organic content.
||12-29 degrees Celsius.
||Apply any organic fertilizer.
Sansevieria trifasciata special feature
The snake plant is an excellent air purifier plant.
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