Sansevieria Trifasciata "Laurentii"
Sansevieria Trifasciata "Laurentii", 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 the 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 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.
Sansevieria are perfect for beginner plant parents but are all around popular houseplants for multiple reasons. The variety of specimens available makes it fun to mix and match, and as they all have similar care requirements it makes them an effortless bunch. While they 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. Sansevieria are happiest in a well-draining soil. They should be watered when the top inch is dry but are forgiving of infrequent waterings, making them perfect for plant parents who are just learning or do not have as much time to spend on their indoor plants as they would like.
- Common names: Mother-In-Law's Tongue, Variegated Snake Plant, Goldband Sansevieria
- Difficulty: Easy
- Variety: succulent
- Growth: average growth 3-4 feet tall
- Warning: may be toxic to pets
- Other: air-purifying
- Note: live plant size may vary, no two plants are alike
- Perfect gift for the Urban Jungle beginner plant parent
20" H 6.5" L 6.5" D