Snake Plant (Sansevieria Zeylanica)

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Growing Zone: 9-11
Growing Zone: 9-11 Outdoors

Plant Specifications

Plant Name Sansevieria Zeylanica, Snake Plant, Mother in law's tongue, Bowstring hemp, Viper's bowstring hemp
Mature Height 3-4 feet
Mature Width 1-2 feet
Spacing 1-2 feet apart
Sunlight Full Sun
Temperature Tolerance 70-90°F
Watering Needs Low (Every 2-3 weeks)
Growth Rate 1-2 inches/year
Difficulty Level Easy
Grows Well Indoors Yes
Flowering Time Summer
Origin Native to Sri Lanka

Dive into the world of the resilient Snake Plant (Sansevieria Zeylanica). Renowned for its architectural beauty and adaptability, this evergreen perennial boasts tall, sword-like leaves with striking patterns, making it a favorite for both novice plant owners and seasoned botanists.

How to Grow

Sansevieria Zeylanica is a low-maintenance plant that thrives in a range of lighting conditions, from low light to bright indirect sunlight. It prefers well-draining soil and is drought-tolerant, making it an excellent choice for those who might occasionally forget a watering session. Suitable for USDA zones 9-11, it's typically grown indoors but can be placed outside in warmer climates.

Care Tips

Water the Snake Plant sparingly, allowing the soil to dry out between waterings. Overwatering can lead to root rot, so it's better to err on the side of caution. Being native to arid regions, it can tolerate dry air, but it appreciates occasional misting, especially during drier months.


The modern, upright form of the Snake Plant makes it a versatile addition to homes and offices. Whether showcased as a solo statement piece or grouped with other plants, its distinctive appearance enhances any decor style. Additionally, it's renowned for its air-purifying properties, making it a functional and aesthetic choice.

Planting Tips

When potting, opt for a container with drainage holes to prevent water accumulation. Use a sandy, well-draining soil mix, such as a cactus or succulent blend. Ensure the plant is positioned so its roots are covered, but avoid burying the base of the leaves.


The Snake Plant requires minimal grooming. Simply wipe the leaves with a damp cloth occasionally to remove dust and maintain their luster. If the plant becomes pot-bound or if pups (young plants) appear, consider repotting or dividing it.


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