Sansevieria (also called Mother-in-law's Tongue or Snake Skin Plant) is a tropical choice that has been a mainstay for many houseplant lovers due to their ease of care and ready availability in the marketplace. It was one of NASA's major winners in their Indoor Air Pollution Abatement study, showing a specific ability to remove formaldehyde and benzene from the home. Use this plant in a container as a houseplant.
Our Sanseveria will have different leaf patterns depending on the variety we have in stock at the time of shipment. All of our Sansevieria ship in a 50 cell tray:
For best results with Sansevieria, we recommend using a constant feed program of 150-200 ppm N
. Allow the top of the soil to dry out between waterings
, If grown in a dry environment (most homes) create humidity for the plant by growing in a pot that sits in a saucer full of rocks. The saucer should be about 1/2 full of water. The water should never touch the pot with the plant. Maintain a pH between 5.8 - 6.2.
We do not recommend pinching Sansevieria (Snake Plant).
Space pots as needed for proper airflow and light penetration between foliage
HeightControlPlant growth regulators are not necessary
for Sansevieria (Snake Plant).
Sansevieria (Snake Plant) is really resistant to pests.
Sansevieria (Snake Plant) is not prone to many diseases, but don't oversaturate the soil
. If the plant sits in moist soil for an extended amount of time, you could end up with root rot or botrytis
. Botrytis grey rot is usually associated with wet or humid conditions. You can prevent botrytis by allowing the plant to dry out between waterings, allowing for good airflow in your greenhouse, and spacing to allow the sun to penetrate to the soil level. The most common chemicals used to treat botrytis and root rot are Medallion and Banrot. Use them as a drench according to each label's instructions.
Planting Sansevieria (Snake Plant) Liners
- We recommend planting 1 starter plants per 4 inch pot. Use a well-drained soil in your pots and plant your starter plants deep, allowing the ellepot to be completely covered by the soil. Plant it directly in the middle of your pot.
- Pinching is not recommended.
Cuttings vary in size between different plant families. These rooted starter plants will arrive ready to be transplanted in to your final container. If they are to be used in a landscape application, you will need to establish them in a 4 inch pot or an 1801 before planting outside.
Sansevieria (Snake Plant) Quick Reference Guide
|4" crop time||6-8 Weeks|
|Perennial Zone||Zone 10b-11|