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Forest Star Snake Plant

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  • Low Maintenance
  • Light Preference/Tolerated (Bright Indirect Light, Medium Light, Low Light)
  • Below Average Watering Needs
  • Mature Height 8 Inches

If you’re just starting out as a green thumb, this is the plant for you. Snake plants are well known for “thriving on neglect". While that may be a bit of an exaggeration, the Forest Star Snake Plant is an easy-to-care for succulent, perfect for the home or office. Also known as Snake Plant Laurentii and Mother-in-Law's Tongue, this variety is native to tropical West Africa and Nigeria. Its sturdy, sword-shaped leaves have a definitive dark-green pattern towards the middle of each stalk. Snake plants are also known to be great air purifiers.

Best Locations For Growing Forest Star Snake Plant

This plant is a great choice for a bedroom, hallway or office, as the plant does not require a lot of light. Just be careful if you have pets, because it is toxic to dogs and cats. They can also be poisonous if ingested by humans, so keep your snake plant away from young children.

Forest Star Snake Plant Sunlight Requirements

Snake plants do best in strong, filtered light, but can tolerate poor light and prolonged shade. Find a warm, sunny location that is protected from hot sun. 

Forest Star Snake Plant Care

Snake plants are slow growers, so you will rarely need to repot. Only move up to the next pot size when your container is overflowing with leaves, or roots appear from the drainage holes. Snake plants require average humidity and do best in rooms at about 40 percent humidity and 60-80 degrees Fahrenheit. 

Watering Forest Star Snake Plant

The Forest Star Snake Plant needs a bit less water than other succulents. Use the “soak and dry method’, allowing the soil to dry out completely between waterings. While this plant is fairly easy to grow, overwatering can be a problem. You may have overwatered your snake plant if you see yellow leaves. This can lead to root rot. If you notice yellow or soggy leaves, lay off watering, allowing the plant to dry out completely. Remove any dead leaves at the base.

Feeding Forest Star Snake Plant

Snake plants are native to poor, rocky soil, so avoid over-fertilizing. Give Forest Star an all-purpose 10-10-10 plant food like Pennington UltraGreen All Purpose Plant food. Feed once in the spring, and it will slowly release nutrients for up to four months.

Forest 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: High
Habit: Upright
Growth Rate: Slow
Mature Height: 8 inches
Mature Spread: 4 inches
Flowering: No
Flower Color(s): None
Flower Shade/Description: Grown for Foliage
Fragrant: No
Foliage Type:
Foliage Color(s): Green, Silver
Foliage Description: Alternating Gray and Dark Green
Temperature: 45° - 85°F (7° - 29°C)
Humidity: Average (40% - 60%)
Common Name: Forest Star Snake Plant
Other Name(s): Mother-In-Law's Tongue
Scientific Name: Sansevieria trifasciata 'Forest Star'
Plant Type: House Plant
SKU:
Snake_Forest.Star-HP

Container Sizes

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.

4.5 Pot

4.5" Pot
 Also Known As:
   4.5" Container

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months
 Plant Size:
   ~ 3"-6"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.5"H x 3.75"W
 Volume:
   1.42 quarts

Quart Pot

Quart Pot
 Also Known As:
   Quart

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months - 1 year
 Plant Size:
   ~ 4"-8"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.75"H x 4.5"W
 Volume:
   1.50 quarts

2.5 Quart

2.5 Quart
 Also Known As:
   2.5 Quart Pot

 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 2 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 8"-12"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 6.5"H x 6.5"W
 Volume:
   2.20-2.30 quarts

#1 Pot

#1 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #1 Container
    1 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 2 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 10"-14"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 7"H x 7.75"W
 Volume:
   2.26-3.73 quarts

#2 Pot

#2 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #2 Container
    2 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 3 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-18"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 9.5"H x 9.5"W
 Volume:
   1.19-1.76 gallons

#3 Pot

#3 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #3 Container
    3 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 2 - 4 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-30"
 Pot Size:
   ~9.5"H x 11"W
 Volume:
   2.32-2.76 gallons


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