- Showy Foliage
- Light Preference/Tolerated (Bright Indirect Light, Medium Light, Low Light)
- Below Average Watering Needs
- Mature Height 12 Inches
Producing attractive, green blades with yellow margins, the Emerald Star Snake Plant is a great air-purifying plant that will be at home in any office or home environment. Commonly known as Mother-in-law's tongue for reasons best not entertained, the Emerald Star Snake Plant is easy to care for and makes a great gift. Originating from West Africa, this plant is perfect for adding to a collection but looks equally good when grown on its own.
Best Locations For Growing Emerald Star Snake Plant
Being tolerant of most lighting levels, this snake plant can be grown in most rooms. However, the Emerald Star Snake Plant is considered a toxic plant and should be kept away from children or animals.
Emerald Star Snake Plant Sunlight Requirements
The Emerald Star Snake Plant can handle semi-shade to bright light. For it to grow best, it likes to be placed where it will receive bright indirect sunlight.
Emerald Star Snake Plant Care
Preferring warm growing conditions, the Emerald Star Snake Plant Care likes to be kept at 65 - 85 ºF and away from any cold drafts or air-conditioning. Humidity-wise, this snake plant grows happily at average indoor levels and does not need to be misted. As the plant matures, some leaves may become damaged or die back and can be cut away at the base of the plant using a sharp and sanitized knife.
Watering Emerald Star Snake Plant
Being a succulent, the Emerald Star Snake Plant does not need to be watered too often as it stores moisture in its leaves. Hence, watering this plant is only recommended when the soil has completely dried out, which in general conditions, can be as little as every 2 to 3 weeks. In winter, watering can be reduced to around every 4 to 6 weeks.
Feeding Emerald Star Snake Plant
Feeding the Emerald Star Snake Plant isn’t generally required. Nevertheless, to give this plant a boost, it can be fed from spring until fall with a diluted house plant liquid fertilizer every month or so.
Emerald Star Snake Plant Information
|Light Exposure: Bright Indirect Light, Medium Light, Low Light|
|Care Requirements: Easy|
|Watering Requirements: Below Average - Let the soil dry completely, then, water deeply.|
|Pet Friendly: No|
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Air Purifier: Moderate|
|Growth Rate: Slow|
|Mature Height: 12 inches|
|Mature Spread: 4 inches|
|Flower Color(s): None|
|Flower Shade/Description: Grown for Foliage|
|Foliage Type: Variegated|
|Foliage Color(s): Green, Yellow|
|Foliage Description: Variegated Dark Green with Light Yellow On Edges|
|Temperature: 70° - 90°F (21° - 32°C)|
|Humidity: Average (40% - 60%)|
|Common Name: Emerald Star Snake Plant|
|Other Name(s): Mother-In-Law's Tongue|
|Scientific Name: Sansevieria trifasciata 'Emerald Star'|
|Plant Type: House Plant|
Please Note: The pictures below are to give a general representation of the different container sizes. The actual size/ages of plants are estimates and will vary based on; type of plant, time of year, last pruning & many other factors.
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Plant Addict Guarantee (Included On All Plant Orders)
Plant Addicts guarantees your plant(s) will arrive happy and healthy, but the plant(s) are being shipped through the mail and accidents happen. If the plant is dead, has dried out roots or the incorrect item was shipped just notify Plant Addicts within 3 days upon delivery. We may ask for pictures but will try to make it as easy as possible for you. Please note plant(s) with damaged branches or wilted leaves will not qualify for this guarantee. Plants are very resilient and will rebound quickly when cared for correctly.
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Plant Addicts Warranty - 1 Year (Extra Purchase Required)
We encourage all plant lovers to purchase the Plant Addicts Warranty whether you’re new or an expert. There are many variables outside our control and yours that can cause the demise of your plant(s). Examples would be hungry animals, drought, poor soil conditions, over watering, disease, insects & many other factors. The Plant Addicts Warranty is a 1 year warranty protecting you from all the unknowns and will replace your plant if it moves on to the plant afterlife.
The warranty is purchased on a per plant basis and must be purchased at the same time as the plant purchase. We will cover 100% of the price of the plant but the warranty does not cover shipping cost. Simply let us know if your plant has died within one year of receiving it and we’ll get you a new one shipped out. We may ask for photos for documentation purposes but again we’ll try to make it as easy as possible.
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Standard Colors: 2-3 business days
Special Order Colors: 8 weeks - this is due to the planter being custom made with the color(s) of your choice
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Time of Order:
- If there is extreme heat we’ll delay shipping.
- We’ll have to review what areas the plants are traveling through along with your location
Once your plant is shipped you’ll receive an email with tracking information. Depending on the above criteria we’ll ship your plant(s) towards beginning of the following week from your order. We put together this helpful guide of what to do when you receive your plants in the mail.
It is important to know that all of our plants are clearly labeled for which growing zones the plant can survive in. The plants are thoroughly trialed and tested in every growing zone before we state the plant can grow in a zone. Again, our #1 priority is to ship the plants to you healthy and ready to thrive in your location. So we will do everything in our power to do so.