Sansevieria Trifasciata is a species of flowering plant in the family Asparagaceae, native to tropical West Africa from Nigeria east to the Congo. It is most commonly known as the Snake Plant, mother-in-law's tongue, and viper's bowstring hemp, among other names.
Why we love it:
This is a really easy plant to look after as Snake Plants thrive from neglect. You will only need to water infrequently and be sure to let the soil dry out regularly to keep your plant in great health.
Happy Houseplants Guide:
- Pot in a sandy fast-draining soil with drainage holes at the bottom.
- Water infrequently, less is definitely more.
- Regularly dust with a damp cloth.
- Check foliage for common pests such as aphids and spider mites. Many pests can be removed simply by spraying the plant with strong stream of water. You can also wash the leaves with insecticidal soap.
- Repot every year during spring. Check the bottom of the pot to see if the roots are growing out of the drainage holes or growing in a dense circle.
- Direct light will hurt the leaves: it's not a cactus!
- We love this golden stripe version, but we also stock the dark green form here