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

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 Know As:
   4.5" Container

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

Quart Pot

Quart Pot
 Also Know As:

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

2.5 Quart

2.5 Quart
 Also Know 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
   2.20-2.30 quarts

#1 Pot

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

#2 Pot

#2 Pot
 Also Know 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
   1.19-1.76 gallons

#3 Pot

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

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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.

For information on how to care for you new plant please check out our guide. Guide: How to Care for Your New Plant(s)

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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Planter Shipping

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

Please Note: On special orders there can not be any cancellations

Plant Shipping

Time of Order:

Summer Shipping

  • 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.

1 Review - Forest Star Snake Plant Show Reviews

  • 5
    Exceeded my expectation

    Posted by Amy Park on Jun 13, 2023

    I must say it exceeded my expectations in every way. From the impeccable packaging to its robust foliage, this plant arrived safely and has become the centerpiece of my indoor oasis.