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Snake plant


Sansevieria spp.

Snake plant

Snake plant is a carefree, tough succulent that grows almost anywhere. Its leathery sword-shape leaves are usually marbled with gray green and may be edged with yellow or white. Although snake plant tolerates low light, it grows better in medium or bright light. Allow the soil to dry between waterings, especially in winter. It grows well in temperatures from 60 to 85 degrees F. It is sometimes called mother-in-law's tongue.

Plant Type:
Indoor Plant
Plant Height:
6 inches to 4 feet tall
Plant Width:
6 inches to 3 feet wide
Special Features:
Attractive Foliage,Easy to Grow
Top Varieties

(Sansevieria trifasciata 'Hahnii') grows to only 6 inches tall, forming clusters of leaves that form a cup, similar to a bird's nest.
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(Sansevieria cylindrica) produces round, rigid leaves that can reach several feet in length. Leaves arch outward from a central crown.
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(Sansevieria trifasciata) is grown for its dramatic upright form with leaves 2 to 4 inches wide and several feet long. It is one of the best plants for low-light areas.
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(Sansevieria trifasciata 'Laurentii') is a popular variety with creamy yellow leaf margins. It does not come true from leaf cuttings; it reverts to the green form. So divide the plant to make new ones just like the mother plant.
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