Sansevieria trifasciata Laurentii is probably the most recognisable and popular Sansevieria houseplant with its mottled grey-green leaves and creamy-yellow margins. Considered virtually indestructible this is an excellent choice for all situations. It’s tall, architectural presence and warm colouring ensure this Sansevieria stands out from the crowd. Often called mother-in-law’s tongue, it might be one for the guest room.
Let the soil dry between waterings. During the winter, reduce watering to monthly, or whenever the soil is dry to the touch. Err on the side of under-watering; too much water can harm the plant.
Snake plants prefer indirect but steady light with some direct sun. They can adapt to full sun conditions and will also survive dimly lit situations.
Snake plants prefer warm conditions and will suffer if exposed to temperatures below 50 degrees Fahrenheit. Set the plant in a place where it will be protected from drafts. A temperature range between 70 and 90 degrees Fahrenheit is best. Frost will kill this plant.
Feed with a mild cactus fertilizer during the growing season or a balanced liquid slow-release 10-10-10 fertilizer or a 20-20-20 fertilizer diluted to half strength. Do not fertilize in the winter.