Sansevieria – Star Power

    Commonly Known As:
  • Sansevieria kirkii 'Baker',
  • Bird's Nest Sansevieria,
  • Snake Plant

Sansevieria Trifasciata, also known as Snake Plant or Mother-In-Law’s Tongue, is a hardy drought-tolerant plant native to tropical west Africa from Nigeria to Congo. Adapted to arid environments, the Sansevieria developed CAM photosynthesis, allowing it to open its stoma at night and close it during the day to reduce the loss of water. They are known for removing toxins and purifying the air. There are multiple cultivars of Sansevieria Trifasciata that come in varying sizes, heights, and color patterns, though they all grow vertical, spear-like foliage in a characteristic rosette pattern.

  • light

    While Snake Plants do best in bright filtered light, they are adaptable and tolerate partial shade and low light conditions, as well as fluorescent lighting, making them ideal for most rooms in a home and office settings.

  • water

    Your Snake Plant should be watered when the top inch of the soil is dry, but it is forgiving of infrequent waterings.

  • temperature

    Sansevieria Star Power plants prefer temperatures between 55⁰F to 85⁰F degrees, but can withstand temperatures as low at 42⁰F.

  • fertilizer

    Because Snake Plants are native to poor rocky soil, avoid overfertilizing.

    Plant Facts
  • The silvery splashes of color that are seen on the leaves are that way because they do not contain any Chlorophyll, unlike the rest of the leaf.

  • Sansevierias are well known for helping purify the air. Just one plant can efficiently clean 100 square foot of space!

  • Unlike most other plants, Sansevieria Star Power exchanges oxygen and carbon dioxide during the nighttime, which means that it can better conserve water and withstand droughts.

  • Native to the tropical regions of West Africa

  • Difficulty level: Easy

  • Snake Plants can be toxic if ingested, so it is best to keep them away from pets and children.

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