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The only thing ranked lower than a Sansevieria on a “care difficulty” scale is a pet rock!  Sometimes called a Mother-in-Law Tongue plant or a Snake Plant, these Sansevieria need very, very little care.  This line of plants is native to arid regions of Africa and southeastern Asia and really thrive in dry soil conditions.  They only need to be watered about once a month…seriously.  The Sansevieria is highly ranked in NASA’s guide for filtering out air pollutants.  Get one of these care-free oxygen machines – it’ll work on cleaning your indoor air, and you won’t have to work on keeping it alive.

The Sanseverira (sometimes called “Sans” for short), is available in 2 sizes and a couple different varieties.

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Our Sansevieria does great in a variety of light conditions and it’s likely the easiest houseplant for a forgetful plant parent.  There’s really not much to it, but here are some tips to keep it growing:


Wet it and forget it – for up to a month!  Seriously, this plant really thrives in dry soil and needs an occasional good dose of water – so, make sure the soil dries out between waterings.   See our watering guide for more information.


This native of Africa and southern Asia thrives in bright light, but it can be maintained in medium- and low-light conditions for a long, long, time.


The Sansevieria will not need to be fed during the first 6 months after it has shipped. During this time, it will use the residual nutrients from nursery production. After 6 months, it can be fed quarterly with a complete fertilizer formulated for interior plants. Please refer to our nutrient guide for details.


It’s a bit of an odd-ball plant with mainly leaves that are vertical to the floor and less likely to accumulate dust.  When it does get some dust, dirt, or anything else on it (that prevents the full availability of light from reaching the leaf surface), break out a towel and wet the towel with a light soapy solution and stroke both sides of the leaves with it.  Easy peasy.


Again, its odd growth habit makes it a lot different from most other houseplants.  Sometimes an older leaf will become yellow or brown.  When this happens, prune it all the back to at or below the soil level.  It’s important to get it all the way down and remove the entire leaf.


We’ve rarely seen an insect on Sansevieria.  Maybe a chance for mealybugs and scale.   If you see one, get out the soapy towel and wipe it off.


In good light, this plant will not give you any trouble – provided you water it occasionally.

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Laurentii, Zeylanica

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  1. melissa clark (verified owner)

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    Thank you for using FedEx it was early. Best plant purchase online ever!!

    • Sue Waltzer (store manager)

      We are so glad to hear it arrived early! We hope to see you again in the future!
      Thanks – Sue

  2. Joanne R. (verified owner)

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    Beautiful many leaves

    • Sue Waltzer (store manager)

      Another great low light plant!
      Enjoy it!

  3. Patricia (verified owner)

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    It’s great!

  4. Kirk (verified owner)

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    These plants are beautiful. I wanted more mature plants and I got them!

    • Sue Waltzer (store manager)

      Glad you’re happy with your plant! We’d love a photo if you’d like to share one with us!
      Thanks – Sue

    • Sue Waltzer (store manager)

      We’re so glad you’re happy with your new plants! They definitely need to be mature and well rooted before we ship them as they would not do well during the shipping process if they were not.


  5. Mike Reed (verified owner)

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